Gone are the days when ancient myths surrounding health issues in African countries were seen as punishments from gods, due to ignorance. All thanks to technology, people no longer have to die from compounding health issues, if it can be helped. Technology just took a higher step up the ladder! Patients can now visit hospitals, make consultations, learn more about their health, all on their mobile devices.
Let’s look at 5 Mobile Health Apps that have graced the Nigerian tech sector in recent times.
If you are a Nigerian, then today’s post is just for you.
The popular language of the Yoruba tribe translates Omomi to mean “My child”.
The Omomi app caters for both expectant mothers and present mothers by providing them with maternal information that covers child health, maternal health care all for the purpose of securing good health and reducing mortality of both mother and child.
Access to ante-natal treatments and gynecologists’ consultations is now possible from the mother’s device once she has Omomi installed on her mobile phone.
What more? Omomi App is free for both android and iOS users and has reliable medical information all backed up by medical professionals and covers all of the World Health Organization’s childhood survival strategies for parents’ awareness.
myPaddi is a health app that serves to eliminate the stigma that comes with asking sex-related questions in the society.
With myPaddi, individuals can get sexual awareness and insights, find out more about best contraceptive options, sexual education on abuse, rape, and issues that abound in sexual relationships.
myPaddi is not only professional in outlook, but confidential, as users enjoy unlimited security while chatting with their doctors or health counselors.
Asides the consultation feature, products are available to be purchased anonymously by users, which effectively trashes every sort of stigma that comes with buying sex tools in a physical shop.
Hudibia is yet another mobile Health app that caters to all sorts of medical solutions known to the average Nigerian.
With the Hudibia Doctor in your Pocket, you can rest assured that you do not need to take a trip down to the hospital for checkups or consultations, whatever miles away the hospital is.
One special feature of the Hudibia App is that it is accessible in indigenous Nigerian languages. So, if you are Hausa, or Igbo, or Yoruba, you can make use of the App using your mother-tongue. Not only that, but consultations can also be made through live videos to eliminate distance barriers and promote real-life discussions.
On Hudibia, a patient’s record is securely stored and can be transferred to another healthcare provider, only on the approval of the client.
As not all medical centers are registered on google, Find-A-Med is an App that promptly directs its Nigerian users to the nearest health facility around them.
By having the Find-A-Med app installed on your mobile device, you have a reliable directory that connects you with all registered and approved healthcare centers, such that you don’t have to worry about the reputation of the medical center because Find-A-Med guarantees this.
Finding a medic facility on Find-A-med and avoid the nuances that come with searching for good hospitals around.
Samsung users now have access to health and fitness apps on their devices, known as Samsung Health.
With the Samsung Health App which tracks all aspect of human health, ranging from sports to diets, users can be sure of their health status and what needs to be done to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Also, users can engage in fitness challenges with other fellow Samsung users, have access to health news or tips all year round, and manage their weight to stay healthy.
If you stay in Nigeria, you need to spend time or money or both at the hospital, depending on how private or public the hospital is.
With mobile hospitals now available, the good news is that you can now save time and money as well.
Which of these mobile health apps do you have installed on your mobile device?