Capitalizing on the penetration and massive growth of Android-based smartphone and tablet devices throughout Africa, Mobilium Global has announced the launch of its Smart Health application in seven African countries (Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Angola, Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, and Senegal) in March 2014.
With direct support and guidance from The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Mobilium Global has architected and built the first android “Made For Africa” mobile health and wellness, free to use, smartphone application for specific use by, for, and of Africans.
In addition, through a distribution partnership with Samsung Africa, the Smart Health app will be factory embedded on all new Samsung smartphones and tablet devices distributed in Africa.
Ralph Simon, CEO, Mobilium Global, said, “Our goal is to provide for mobile users in Africa a free, all-access health resource platform that informs as well as encourages safe behavioural practices that in turn will help reduce the transmission and infection rates of AIDS, Malaria and TB.”
The application is focused on providing 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 by Lifesaver (an approved WHO initiative). Future releases will include information on nutrition and Prenatal / Postnatal mother and newborn care. The application also incorporates an intuitive, easy to use mobile web based symptom checker – the Isabel Symptom Checker app, which is listed in the NHS Choices Health Apps Library of safe and trusted apps.
In January 2014, the Wireless Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA), Senegalese American R&B & hip-hop artist, Akon & Nigerian singer, songwriter & producer, 2face Idibia said ‘Count Me In’ announcing their full support and endorsement of the app.
The app will be available as a free download to African mobile subscribers/consumers and is aimed at enhancing the health, health maintenance, health behaviors and ultimately the future health of individuals and their communities across the continent.