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FIND A  MED

 

Nigeria no doubt is in dire need of medical interventions. From the colleague who died of the simplest medical condition, to the random accident victim who didn’t even make it to the hospital before they gave up, everyone has directly or indirectly experienced poor medical attention.Today we see new technologies and the mobile devices helping to offer support and provide relevant health information.This is so much needed especially in developing countries like Nigeria.

Following this, JumpSpace Communications announces the release of its new mobile app Find-A-Med, a location-based mobile application that helps users find nearest health centers around them, while also storing and keeping track of their basic health information in case of an emergency.

“Though a large number of medical centers of varying quality exist in every part of Nigeria” says Emeka Onyenwe, Co-founder JumpSpace Communications “there is no accessible, searchable database. Find-A-Med was created to solve this challenge”

Available for free on the Google and Apple stores as well as mobile web on www.find-a-med.com, and with over 5000 medical centers already registered, the new app gives users access to a rich database of hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, dental care, eye care, laboratories and other medical centers, as well as turn-by-turn directions to medical centers closest to their present location.

Find-A-Med also doubles as a quality review directory which applies raw open data in a more usable format to help individuals make informed decisions about the types of health centers around them. This means that users can review the quality of care they have received, thus providing life-saving information and in some cases, accountability to those health centers.

Though in its beta stage, the app has already begun to receive rave reviews, including being named “a great tool for the health sector, providing easy access to relevant and accurate health centre and professional medical information that even local business listing services have struggled to provide in such a way”

The app can be downloaded here

Connect with Find-a-med on Twitter: @Find-a-med

 

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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