PSI plans health app with Telenor, Ooredoo

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Improved mobile phone services could also bring more up-to-date health information, particularly for pregnant women. Population Services International, better known as PSI, is planning to launch a mobile health information service with telecom operators Ooredoo and Telenor, said Daniel Crapper, deputy country director of PSI Myanmar.

He said PSI was in discussion with the telecom companies over a mobile phone application that will provide information to pregnant women.

PSI Myanmar was founded in 1995 with a focus on HIV prevention, and later became involved in other aspects of reproductive health and general health concerns, including dissemination health information to local communities.

Mr Crapper said the new service would start once the telecom companies had launched their networks later this year. A pilot project is already underway.

Source: Myanmar Times (link opens in a new window)

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