Alaga Health is the Philippines' first digital health marketplace & service aggregator that gives patients and healthcare providers end-to-end access to virtual & in-person health services (telehealth, home care, clinic appointments, company health packages, laboratory tests, e-learning for health & health goods delivery) offered by MSME, NGO & government healthcare service providers on a unified platform. We give small health providers the opportunity to not only find patients in need of their expertise but also use our technology to choose how they can earn (telehealth, clinic, concierge, etc.) On the other hand, we give patients the power to choose where they can get health care by showing them health providers near them, the reviews of other patients, the price of their services, and the expected waiting times.
In the Philippines, 6 in 10 Filipinos pass away without seeing a health professional while 8 to 10 Filipinos have never had a medical check-up. Following the Commission on Population & Development (POPCOM) estimate of 109 million Filipinos in 2020, this translates to 65 and 87 million Filipinos, respectively.
Taking into account that roughly 6 in 10 Filipinos are between 15 to 64 years old and almost 1 in 10 is older than 64 years old, the World Health Organization, UN Interagency Task Force on NCDs, UNDP, and the Department of Health affirm that the country loses 4.8% of our annual GDP to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) per year of which Php 75.7 billion and Php 680 billion annually are directly and indirectly lost due to reduced workforce & reduced productivity.
Given that 80.2% of Filipinos between the ages of 15 to 64 have access to digital commerce services and that they spend an average of 4 hours and 15 minutes a day on social media, the vision of Alaga Health of creating the first digital health marketplace and service hub in the Philippines is not only viable but necessary to ensure the achievement of #HealthForAll.