Insurance group, Prudential has partnered with Google Cloud to improve health and financial inclusion for communities across Africa and Asia.

As part of this strategic partnership, Prudential will leverage Google Cloud’s data analytics capabilities, secure and sustainable infrastructure, and the broader Google ecosystem, to accelerate its digital transformation and enhance the user engagement of its health and wealth platform, Pulse.

Pulse is part of Prudential’s multi-channel strategy to make healthcare more accessible and increase financial inclusion.

The app provides users with access to services such as health risk assessment and online doctor consultation to help them better manage their health needs as well as digital wealth tools to make financial decisions simpler. The Pulse product is currently available in 17 markets and 11 languages.

For Google Cloud, this partnership presents an opportunity to collaborate with a leading insurance provider to make protection, health and savings solutions simpler and more accessible across Asia and Africa.

Prudential has more than 530,000 agents across its 23 markets in Africa and Asia and over 170 bancassurance partners with access to circa 27,600 bank branches, serving more than 19 million customers.