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MOBILE AFYA

What if we can make it possible for every human with a mobile phone to access preventive healthcare via health education?

 
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Mobile afya is the first USSD application in Africa using internet-free mobile technology to provide basic health information and education in local and native languages starting with Swahili in Tanzania, East Africa.


The application is developed by medical professionals, doctors, engineers and tech innovators. Mobile afya covers: Diseases, COVID-19, Sexual & reproductive health, Nutrition, First aid and Parenting tools.


HOW IT WORKS 

  1. User dials our access code *147*47#

  2. Choose service or topic they want to get information on

  3. Receive text message (SMS) with the information requested

 

WE HAVE BUILT MOBILE AFYA FOR

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INDIVIDUALS

In Tanzania, anyone with a mobile phone can use Mobile afya to access basic health information, this helps communities to exercise preventive measures, make informed decisions and lead a healthier life. A new user can subscribe by contributing an annual subscription fee of TZS 3,000 (€1.10)

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COMPANIES AND NGOs

For private entities Mobile afya subscriptions are covered by the employer therefore employees can use Mobile afya to access health information and stay fit at work. Our services are also coupled with medical checkups, wellness consultations & healthy lifestyle workshops.

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SPECIAL GROUPS

We believe in the inclusive right to know without leaving anyone behind. Together with partners we work to mobilize funds that will allow us to provide health information to special groups such as people living with disabilities, refugees, people living with chronic diseases and more.

 

FOUNDING TEAM

Women from 3 countries, passionate about public health and the role of technology to enhance and impact lives. 

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MARIATHERESA SAMSON KADUSHI

Company lead / Founder
Tech / ICT

Tanzanian

DR. HILDERRUTH ALLAN SHOO

Lead medical / Co founder
Medicine / MPH

Tanzanian

ANJA WITTE

Investor / Founding partner
Business / MBA


Swiss

INA SCHLIE

Investor / Founding partner

Supervisory board member & Former Senior VP at SAP

German

 

AS COVERED BY MEDIA

Our work has caught the attention of local and international media, learn more about what they said about us.

 

MOBILE AFYA

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

  1. By focusing on preventive health, Mobile afya as a health promotion platform reduces the costs (both financial and human) that individuals, employers, families, medical facilities, and the country would spend on medical treatment.

  2. Promote early screening and hospital seeking behavior so as to increase the likelihood of detecting individuals at risk and begin health management early, this in turn reduces treatment costs and increases chances of recovery.

  3. Improve prognosis of chronic disease management by addressing adherence to medication and lifestyle changes that include nutrition and physical exercises.

  4. Expand demand creation of healthcare services and promote health equity to marginalized population resulting to enhancement of quality of life for all people. 

  5. Expand knowledge on sexual and reproductive health, adolescent health and family planning. 

 
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SUPPORTING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS


SDG GOAL NO 3 - GOOD HEALTH AND                     WELLBEING

SDG GOAL NO 4 - QUALITY EDUCATION


OUR MISSION

"Using simple technologies we are empowering people to improve their health and livelihoods by providing essential health information in local and native languages. Collaborating with other stakeholders, we are committed to reducing suffering and deaths from preventable diseases and health conditions. Together, we are driving lasting change to strengthen individual health and to build resilient communities."

 
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ACCELERATE OUR IMPACT

We are looking for donors, investors and partners to help us get Mobile afya in the hands of more people.

The next round of fundraising is scheduled to start soon, come grow and achieve new milestones with us. For any interests, kindly contact us.