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MOBILE AFYA

Health IT

Developed by Medical professionals, doctors, engineers and tech innovators.

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.

MAIN GOALS:

  1. Provide information to influence informed decisions.

  2. Use artificial intelligence for smart predictions and to connect users with health care providers.

M stands for mobile and AFYA means health in Swahili -  the most spoken language in Africa.


HOW IT WORKS

  1. Dial access code

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

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

 

Overcoming the digital divide and disrupting the African market

MOBILE AFYA FEATURES

 

HEALTH INFORMATION

Content ranging from communicable and non communicable diseases, preventive measures, first aid and mental health are accessible on Mobile afya.

Now any person with a mobile phone can make informed decisions guided by correct and scientifically verified health information.



WHAT MAKES MOBILE AFYA UNIQUE

 

ACCESSIBILITY

Mobile afya is accessible in all types of phones - feature phones (offline) & smart phones, therefore serving all users with mobile phones in Africa. The app is packed with verified and accurate health content developed by medical professionals.

FAMILIARITY

Mobile afya is in Swahili language and has the same usability protocols as mobile money wallets (a fin-tech service that is estimated to have more than 135 million users in Africa) which demonstrates a lower learning curve for users.

USSD TECHNOLOGY

Mobile afya is an offline app because majority of all mobile users in Tanzania do not have access to internet, as they use feature mobile phones or are unable to afford data plans.

AI - ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Mobile afya utilizes the available infrastructure in Africa through mobile technology and create public health data to transform the healthIT sector while allowing users to receive smart predictions and connecting them to specific healthcare providers based on their search of medical information.

PRIVACY

 Mobile afya is designed with the user in mind, the application does not collect personal information apart from mobile numbers and location. All information is received via SMS and can be kept or deleted based on the user’s preference.

SIMPLICITY AND B2B ADDED VALUE

Mobile afya subscription is made easy and can be done in 60 seconds through integrated mobile wallet payment systems. Mobile afya brings new business to mobile network operators and adds value to their mobile money / wallet services.

PRODUCT


First product release: November, 2019

Business / Revenue model

€1 . 50 - Annual subscription 
(12 months access) 

€4 - Lifetime subscription 
(full access for as long as the service exists)

 

AS COVERED BY MEDIA

 

SPIEGEL: EDUCATION VIA MOBILE PHONE

FACES OF DIGITAL HEALTH : PODCAST

BAO: INFORMATION IN NATIVE LANGUAGES

TEAM

 

MARIATHERESA SAMSON KADUSHI

Lead tech / Founder

DR. HILDERRUTH ALLAN SHOO

Lead medical / Co founder

FARAH RIDA

Lead partnership development / Founding partner

ANNA N. JOSEPH NDAMCHO

Lead digital and comms

MADISON STADLER-ROSE

Scalability and resources / North America

DEBORAH SAMWEL PETRO

Legal and compliance

MOBILE AFYA EVENTS

 

WOMEN IN TECH AFRICA

9th October 2019 - SAP data space - Berlin

GET IN TOUCH

Bima road, Block B, Mikocheni
P.O.Box 32266 Dar es salaam | Tanzania.

+25 747 055 155 (call, text or WhatsApp)