Orange Middle East and Africa and the AXA CIMA entities led by AXA Assurance Maroc announce the signing of an agreement for the joint acquisition of a majority stake in the capital of DabaDoc, alongside the founders of the company.
DabaDoc, founded by Zineb Drissi-Kaitouni and Driss Drissi-Kaitouni in 2014, is a platform that digitalizes access to health in Africa. DabaDoc has developed solutions adopted today by thousands of healthcare professionals in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. Orange and AXA’s investment will accelerate this development and extend DabaDoc’s services to other geographies, particularly in sub-Saharan African countries. The closing of the transaction is expected in the third quarter of 2021.
Orange Middle East and Africa thus confirms its ambition to be the leading multi-service digital operator in the region. Through its partnership with the pioneering DabaDoc platform, and by relying on AXA’s globally recognized expertise in healthcare, Orange is positioning itself as a key player in e-health.
After its first equity investment in 2018, AXA Assurance Maroc once again consolidates its partnership with DabaDoc to accelerate the digitization and integration of its clients’ health journeys, thus facilitating the interaction of its policyholders with the various health professionals. on the whole route, in particular by making an appointment online and by teleconsultation.
Through this tripartite partnership, DabaDoc will benefit from the broad experience of AXA, one of the world leaders in health insurance, and from Orange’s technological expertise and payment solutions to enable the development of digital solutions that rapidly bring benefits. concrete benefits for patients and the entire African health ecosystem.
Zineb Drissi-Kaitouni, co-founder and CEO of DabaDoc, declared: “DabaDoc, health tech leader in Africa, supports the digital transformation of the healthcare professions. The arrival of Orange in the capital of DabaDoc and AXA’s renewed confidence in this tripartite partnership reinforce DabaDoc’s ambition for growth through the presence of Orange and AXA in Africa and the Middle East. The health crisis has reinforced our conviction that the digitalization of health services is essential. ”
Alioune Ndiaye, CEO of Orange Middle East and Africa, declared: “We are happy to engage in this ambitious partnership with AXA and DabaDoc in order to put digital at the service of everyone’s health in Africa and in the Middle East. At Orange, we are convinced that digital transformation is a source of progress and that the potential in e-health is immense. As a responsible operator on the continent, we want to contribute to this major societal issue, especially in times of health crisis. The deployment of this type of solution in our countries of presence will greatly facilitate the populations’ access to health services, essential to the development of the continent. ”
Meryem Chami, Managing Director of AXA Assurance Maroc and AXA CIMA, said: “AXA is a world leader in health insurance and related services. This is a strategic priority for the Group as part of the Driving Progress 2023 plan. This ambition is all the stronger as we are facing an unprecedented health crisis. We thus aim, through this partnership, to enable patients to access a better health path in Morocco and to support DabaDoc through its development also in the countries of the CIMA region. “