- Posted December 25, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
The Africa we don't see
Support HealthMobile: Save Lives in Africa
HealthMobile hopes to improve health-care delivery by using trends in mobile technology to foster ease of access to relevant health information and facilities and hence promote preventive medicine and enlighten communities more about health-related issues.
HealthMobile is currently available on android in the Google Play Store, Opera App Store, Amazon App Store and many other stores.
Google Play Link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.health.healthmobile&hl=en
Our next step is to spread this concept to the Windows Phone and Blackberry platforms as well as create a unique web service that would make content available on any platform, via the web.
We are also designing an innovative 'Symptom Checker' application to help users get early and accurate diagnosis of the 3 major disease in Africa caused by water and air pollution.
We hope that we could enlighten Africans more about health issues, enable people to work harder to prevent disease and other health conditions and hence build a healthier stronger Africa.
Our plans include those listed above and repeated below:
1. Create Windows Phone, Blackberry, IOS and Java versions alongside an upgrade to the current Android application. We'll also develop a text-messaging-based system to reach those without smart phones.
2. We are in the process of developing a 'Symptom Checker' App with powerful algorithms that would aid accurate diagnosis of the 3 most rampant diseases in Africa caused by polluted air and water.
3. Create a Web Service to manage a growing database of users and make content available across platforms, through the web.
4. Advertise and push a strong media campaigns to get more users on board.
5. We intend making HealthMobile more fun and informative. Adding quizzes to leverage on cognitive skill acquisition, to improve health knowledge.
HealthMobile was developed and is managed by NIXIT, a startup based in Lagos and Calabar, Nigeria and was co-founded by Joshua Ihejiamaizu and Johnson Okorie, 400 level engineering students at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. The service incorporates mobile health-care delivery as one of its core offerings. HealthMobile as an app has its sights set on global coverage and wide-ranging use, even in places further than the African continent.
You can read more about our initiative here :