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MOBILE AFYA

USSD    |    Health IT   |    FemTech   |    Ai

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 East Africa.

INFO FACT : Swahili is the number one spoken language in Africa.

OUR MAIN GOALS:

  1. Provide information to influence informed decisions.

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


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

 

COVID-19 RESPONSE

ACTION POINT

Mobile afya is looking to partner with MNOs (Mobile network operators) in using mobile technology via USSD to disseminate correct and accurate information about COVID-19 to Tanzanians in both rural and urban areas.

COVID-19 content is already up and running on Mobile afya application piloting with 350 users.

EXPECTED OUTCOME:
Ensure that all mobile phone users  are informed and taking the safety measures  against the COVID-19 pandemic such as frequent wash of hands with soap and water or cleaning hands using an alcohol-based hand rub. Also, avoiding gatherings, large groups or close contact with anyone who is coughing and sneezing.  

 

MOBILE AFYA FEATURES

Overcoming the digital divide and disrupting the African market

 

HEALTH INFORMATION

Content ranging from communicable diseases, non communicable diseases, neglected tropical 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.

SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

Focusing on menstrual health and maternal health, our features allow the user to access a period calendar tracker and learn about their monthly menstruation cycles with information about predicted date of next period, ovulation and fertility window (when a woman can conceive).


Also the maternal health sub-feature equips a soon to be parent with a basic knowledge of how to maintain a healthy pregnancy.

PARENTING TOOLS

Mobile afya provides a general understanding to parents on how to start sensitive conversations about topics such as  adolescence health and accompanying physical and emotional changes, sex education, sexually transmitted diseases and how to stay healthy and safe.

PEER TO PEER ADVICE

A library of real-life inspirational stories and testimonials for young people to access in their own privacy. Mobile afya aims to walk youth through struggles that they are currently facing by sharing life experiences of how others have managed to go through the challenges.

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 . 15 / TZS 3,000 - Annual subscription 
(12 months access) 

 

AS COVERED BY MEDIA

 

TEAM

 

MARIATHERESA SAMSON KADUSHI

Lead tech / Founder

DR. HILDERRUTH ALLAN SHOO

Lead medical / Co founder

FARAH RIDA

Lead partnership development / Founding partner

ANJA WITTE

Lead growth hacking / Founding partner

ANNA N. JOSEPH NDAMCHO

Lead digital and comms

MADISON STADLER-ROSE

Scalability and resources / North America

DEBORAH SAMWEL PETRO

Legal and compliance

LEA RUFFER

Communications and media assistant

GET IN TOUCH

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

+255 747 055 155 / +255 762 368 010 (call, text or WhatsApp)