What if we can make it possible for every human with a mobile phone to access basic health information in their own languages?
Mobile afya is the first USSD application in Africa using internet-free mobile technology to provide basic health information in local and native languages starting with Swahili in Tanzania, East Africa. The application is developed by medical professionals, doctors, engineers and tech innovators.
OUR MAIN GOALS:
Bridge the digital divide in the health sector by providing access of basic health information to all.
Influence informed decisions driven by public health knowledge.
HOW IT WORKS
User dials our access code *147*47#
Choose service or topic they want to get information from
And receive text message (SMS) with the information requested
WE HAVE BUILT MOBILE AFYA FOR
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)
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.
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.
"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."
Promote early screening, hospital seeking behavior, sexual and reproductive health, adolescent health and family planning.
Increase the likelihood of detecting individuals at risk and begin health management early, this in turn reduces treatment costs and increases chances of recovery.
Improve prognosis of chronic disease management by addressing adherence to medication and lifestyle changes that include nutrition and physical exercises.
Expand demand creation of healthcare services and promote health equity to marginalized population resulting to enhancement of quality of life for all people.
By focusing on preventive health, Mobile afya as a health promotion approach reduces the costs (both financial and human) that individuals, employers, families, medical facilities, and the country would spend on medical treatment.
4 women from 3 countries passionate about public health and the role of technology to enhance and impact lives.
AS COVERED BY MEDIA
SUPPORTING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
SDG GOAL NO 3 - GOOD HEALTH AND WELLBEING
SDG GOAL NO 4 - QUALITY EDUCATION
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.