Smartphones have made life easier in so many ways. One of it being health as so many applications have been developed to save lives. These apps have a wide range of services including online clinics, pharmacies, infancy care and general wellness.
Without further ado, here is a list of 8 health and medical apps that you should have on your phone. All of them are available on Google Play.
This is an app developed by ION Equity, an Irish investment company which makes it possible for Kenyans to purchase medicine and get it delivered right to their doorstep just from their smartphones. MyDawa has a wide range of products, so all you need to do is select your preferred product and add to the shopping cart. Delivery takes not more than four hours.
M-Tiba, developed and initiated in 2016 by PharmAccess, CarePay and Safaricom is a mobile health wallet that enables Kenyans to manage expenses regarding healthcare. Users can receive, send or save money for ease of access to healthcare services. M-Tiba has so far partnered with over 300 healthcare facilities and has over a million users.
3. Hello Doctor/ Sema Doctor
Hello Doctor allows you to get information regarding healthcare ranging from answers to questions related to health in online forums. It allows one on one confidential text message conversations with a doctor. This app was developed in South Africa and introduced in Kenya as Sema Doctor in a partnership between Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) and Safaricom. Apart from healthcare loans, users also have access to hospitals, clinics and pharmacies. A monthly premium of Ksh300 is paid monthly to benefit from the platform. The subscriber enjoys a cover of up to Ksh 10,000.
4. First Aid
First aid was developed by the Kenya Red Cross to help Kenyans in emergency situations by performing basic first aid as they wait for professional help. Its main focus is to save lives hence highlighting common emergencies and step by step actions to be taken. It also gives users access to emergency contacts.
5. Baby Center
Used by over 400 million expectant women worldwide, BabyCenter’s pregnancy tracker and baby development calendar gives day-to-day, week by week guides and fetal development videos timed for each stage of pregnancy. With this app, you’ll receive a daily pregnancy news feed, food and nutrition ideas, health and pregnancy exercise advice, weekly checklists and reminders, and tips for dealing with morning sickness and other pregnancy symptoms.
Once the baby arrives, the app automatically turns into a daily parenting guide, with tools like the baby growth tracker, to support you through your first year as a parent with a new baby.
MedAfrica, developed in 2011 by Shimba Technologies in Kenya, acts as a pocket clinic and is used to diagnose symptoms caused by diseases making it easy to provide treatment for diseases. This app also gives users access to doctors’ directory and nearby hospitals and doctors.
Integrated Management Childhood Illness (IMCI) app was developed by the Ministry of Health Kenya and is designed to help health workers access early childhood illnesses diagnosis information. All health workers can have this app free of charge.
It allows you to get personalized healthcare service by giving access to reliable medical advice and online consultations with qualified Kenyan doctors. With mDaktari, you get a 15-minute video consultation anytime from 8 AM to 11 PM. You just pay a one-time fee for each consultation you try. Doctors’ consultation fees are listed on their profiles.