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Access to effective Health Care is a major sign of the under development in Africa. This has brought with it high mortality rate in several countries. As a major challenge of the continent, a lot has to be done to improve on health care delivery. Following this, am happy that not only the Government and the medical practitioners are thinking of the way forward, Tech Entrepreneurs are also looking at how Technology especially the increased adoption of mobile phones and the internet in Africa can be harnessed to increase information and improve service delivery in the health care sector.

One of such initiatives worthy of mentioning is the HealthMobile mobile App recently released on Android and OS10 platforms by Joshua Ihejiamaizu and Johnson Okorie who are co-founders of NIXIT, the company directly responsible for managing HealthMobile and interestingly these young techpreneurs are also students of the Federal University of Technology Owerri,Nigeria.

 

 

HealthMobile is a mobile phone application that pulls together an impressive database of vital health information into a beautiful and sleek design for easy access on mobile devices. The app is a one-stop web facility for personalized and social healthcare delivery. It provides over 4,000 health topics and Information, health News focusing on various categories, Food/Diet information for Lifestyle Planning, Hospital Locator service for finding the nearest hospital around you, Drugs/Supplements information, First Aid Information and also supporting videos on health care.

 

 

“The app in the long term will seek to combine native medical information with user-generated content to create a top web healthcare facility through which healthcare delivery can be made possible from any location, with or without the physical presence of a doctor. The content of the app is also geared towards helping doctors get smarter and ease the workload attached to their jobs” says Joshua.

 

 

It is interesting to note that the HealthMobile team are partnering with doctors and healthcare parastatals in Africa to foster the adoption of the app amongst patients, hospitals and the African communities. In addition, the app will also provide Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) advices to organizations to help improve their HSE standards. This also shows that HealthMobile is adaptable for specific communities and organizational needs.

 

You can download the app from the link: www.nexva.com/31673   or on the Google Play Store as ‘HealthMobile’

Also Connect with HealthMobile team on Twitter: @Health_Mobile  .

Facebook: www.facebook.com/healthmobile

 

 

 

 

 

Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at)techtrendsng.com) Facebook:www.facebook.com/Kenneth.omeruo On Twitter:www.twitter.com/kennethomeruo Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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