Mobilium Global enters Nigeria market with smart health application
March 21, 2014 | 12:00 am| | | Start Conversation
Capitalising on the penetration and massive current and future growth of android- based smartphone and tablet devices throughout Africa, Mobilium Global is proud to announce the launch of its Smart Health application in 7 African countries (Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Angola, Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, 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 and 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.
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 (reviewed by the NHS).
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.
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.”
Ralph commented further, “We are especially pleased to include The Safepoint Trust’s “LifeSaver” ‘New Packet. Used Once. Safely Disposed’ single-use syringe campaign in the Smart Health app.”
The Global Fund, created In 2002, to finally win this fight says: “Be the Generation” – be the generation to defeat Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Mobilium, supported by The Global Fund, Akon, 2Face and Samsung Africa says, “we’re counting on you” which, through an in-app reply form added into the Smart Health application, extends a call to subscribers/consumers, doctors, teachers, health workers in the field, photographers, film-makers, animators, copywriters, designers and others across Africa to submit suggestions, observations, comments and feedback on how Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria are being fought in the areas and regions in which they live.
This collaborative effort across the continent will help contribute to making a difference.
AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria kill millions of people each year and are a crippling obstacle to development. But fighting these diseases isn’t impossible says The Global Fund ambassador, Charlize Theron, “This is the time when you have to put the accelerator to the floor.
It’s such a pivotal moment. We’re in a place right now, that if we take advantage of it, if we can just push that extra bit, we can stop this. “Theron sums it up: “This is the moment that we can maybe turn back and look at our children and say – there was a time…there was a moment that came along where we all got together as countries. We all got together as people from all different walks of life. And we joined together and we changed the course of history.
That moment is not next week, or next year, or in 45 years. That moment is right now. “
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