WE ARE YAPILI
Volunteer Online Doctors
Volunteer Online Doctors
YAPILI delivers health@hand – offering new opportunities for many Africans to connect to local and western health professionals in an efficient and confidential way. In the societies, where professional health advice is hard & expensive to get, YAPILI offers affordable, anonymous and secure channel to seek medical care in case of pregnancy & family planning, diabetes & hypertension, HIV & sexual health, mental health and generic health questions.
YAPILI was started in November 2014 by a group of four young entrepreneurs who met in East Africa through the startup incubator, Ampion. Eventually our team grew to include skills ranging from front-end development to public health and policy expertise.
Numerous of sleepless nights invested in YAPILI to have:
Technical roll out of online platform including the Android App
Legal framework in place for (cross-border) health advice and data privacy
1000 users matched to 100 doctors – 300 cases open & 3000 messages exchanged
Strong team governed by Advisory Board & extensive partner network
… and €0 salaries paid and three babies delivered
We continue to mobilize quickly to push our project forward. Our team is international, dynamic and committed to make YAPILI happen.
Gained experience at The Novartis Foundation and The Swiss Red Cross, with focus on digital health novation in low resource settings. Graduate in Governance, Economics and Development, with immense affinity for the healthcare industry. Leading the team, project and operations.
Consultant within several research projects with organisations working in human resources for health (HRH) and use of mHealth for diagnostics/user satisfaction in healthcare. Graduate in Global health and policy research. Leading doctor activation, platform content and analytics.
Fred brings his experience as DevOps Engineer and Architect. Areas of competence include Identity Management and Service Oriented Architecture with a focus on High Availability. Responsible for YAPILI operations, backend and infrastructure engineering as well as for privacy and security.
An experienced Professional Registered Nurse with extensive network in medical community, worked for various organizations of Health both public and private sector in Botswana as well experience at the Ministry of Health as a Health Information Officer.
An enthusiastic and professional Marketing Communications, Brand Management Officer and Public Relations personnel with a Bachelor of Business Administration Marketing and experience in marketing and brand management as well as research and data analysis.
Crystal Watley Kigoni
Seasoned development and research professional and passionate advocate for social change and transformation. with significant experience in healthcare and technology. Graduate in International Health and Development living in East Africa for more than 11 years.
Experienced in marketing research, creation of new markets, developing early stage start-ups, customer relations and market development. Has great interest in innovation, technology and emerging markets. Previously involved in developing the leading online portals in Kenya.
Biologist and enthusiast of tech with a passion for enhancing access to healthcare through digital health. Graduate in Biology with a specialty in Microbio and Biotechnology. Experience in Research and Development at Kenya Medical Research Institute.
Managed programme development and implementation in health and social systems with focus on social workforce strengthening to support orphans and vulnerable children. Led customer support in telecommunication services. Leading market activation in Nigeria.
Legal Practitioner with years of active practice represented both public and private entities. Experienced in advocacy and soliciting, brings knowledge of law to the fore in driving home the core objectives of the organisation. He has LLM in Communication and Information Technology Law.
CO-FOUNDERS & ADVISERS
Experienced Marketing and Product Manager. MSc in Business Engineering and Financial Management, focus on and passion for inclusive business models and development economics. Built YAPILI core team, developed product roadmap and rolled out the pilot programme. Advising YAPILI on product roadmap and project management.
Experienced international business developer, assisting companies to expand to new markets. MA in entrepreneurship and new business venturing. Previously involved with a solar energy startup that was acquired by the largest electricity retailer in Australia. Advising and helping secure strategic partnerships.
Michiel van Veelen
Emergency Physician, Dipl Trop Med & Hyg, is a Lecturer in Emergency Medicine at the University of Botswana and vice-president of a non-profit society Outdoor Medicine. Michiel is interested in innovative ways to deliver (pre hospital) care in limited resource settings. His focus is on medical education to improve health care delivery in a sustainable way.
Guus ten Asbroek
RN(np), MSc, PhD, is Senior Program Manager at AHTI. He has background in nursing, health sciences, epidemiology, health services research and education. He has worked for MSF as project coordinator in South Sudan, for Erasmus University Rotterdam as research coordinator in Nepal and as lecturer in Ghana for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Finance, tech and project management specialist with extensive experience, including articles with a big 4 audit firm and over 20 years in the Banking, ICT and Public sectors. Passionate about youth entrepreneurial development initiatives and actively seeks out opportunities to provide mentorship to those who wish to specialise in Innovation and Technology.