Monday
April 11
2016

M-Pesa Supports HIV Treatment in Lesotho

Vodacom Lesotho is using its mobile network and mobile money solutions to increase the number of HIV positive children and pregnant mothers identified and provided with treatment in the mountain kingdom.

Vodacom Lesotho board chairman Matjato Moteane says the Moyo Lesotho Project is a multimillion-dollar effort led by the different stakeholders.

“Together we aim to double the number of HIV positive children on treatment in three years and to eliminate mother to child transmission of HIV. We can achieve this by introducing several innovative mobile technologies, as well as by funding improvements in the areas of patient to health centre linkages, and the management and training of community health workers,” adds Moteane.

The initiative is a collaboration between the Vodafone Foundation, Vodacom Lesotho Foundation, Lesotho Ministry of Health, the United States Agency for International Development and international private donors.

Source: ITWeb Africa (link opens in a new window)

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Health Care
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global health, healthcare technology, HIV/AIDS, mobile money