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.
Provide information to influence informed decisions.
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
Dial access code
Choose service or topic you want to get information on
Receive text message (SMS) with the information you have requested
Overcoming the digital divide and disrupting the African market
MOBILE AFYA FEATURES
WHAT MAKES MOBILE AFYA UNIQUE
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
MARIATHERESA SAMSON KADUSHI
Lead tech / Founder
DR. HILDERRUTH ALLAN SHOO
Lead medical / Co founder
Lead partnership development / Founding partner
ANNA N. JOSEPH NDAMCHO
Lead digital and comms
Scalability and resources / North America
DEBORAH SAMWEL PETRO
Legal and compliance