Blantyre District Health Office (DHO) has adopted the use of a mobile application to disseminate Covid-19 messages to its residents through cellphones.
The application, developed by Kawawa Digital Solutions through its Umoyo Mobile App, allows speedy information delivery from clinicians to people.
The firm’s operations director Victor Bema said the App will also help clinicians with Covid-19 statistical outcomes.
“We launched the Android Mobile App in May this year to help disseminate Covid-19 messages and not to detect the virus,” he said.
Bema also said they partnered with Blantyre DHO because they are front-runners in the fight against Covid-19, saying they are the ones that can use the App for its intended purpose.
In a separate interview yesterday, Blantyre District director of health and social services Gift Kawalazira commended the firm for taking part in the fight against the pandemic.
He said: “As a DHO, we have been engaging community leaders, the media and church leaders to disseminate Covid-19 messages to various areas in the district.
“So, with the App, we will reach almost everyone.”
The App has many features, including the ability for users to access it either in Chichewa or English and the firm will be meeting the project’s cost such as technical developments, system maintenance and administrative.
So far, the district has recorded 1 322 Covid-19 confirmed cases with 53 deaths.