April 7, 2014, 3:25 p.m.
Mobilium Global has announced the launch of its mobile health app in seven African countries (Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Angola, Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, and Senegal) to fight AIDS, Malaria and TB, IT News Africa reports. The free application called “Smart Health” is the first Android “Made for Africa” mobile health and wellness platform that encourages behavioral changing practices to help reduce the transmission and infection rates of AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis. The goal is to utilize mobile health technology to enhance the health maintenance, health behaviors and ultimately the future health of individuals and their communities across the continent.
The application provides an accurate baseline information resource on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria as well as invaluable knowledge on a number of ancillary topics such as Injection Safety. It also includes an intuitive, easy to use mobile web based symptom checker – the Isabel Symptom Checkerapp, which is listed in the NHS Choices Health Apps Library of safe and trusted apps. Future releases will include information on nutrition and Prenatal / Postnatal mother and newborn care.
The application will be distributed through a distribution partnership with Samsung Africa and will be factory embedded on all new Samsung smartphones and tablets throughout the African continent.
The app is currently available for download in the Google Play store.