Thursday
December 1
2016

Vodafone Announces M-Pesa Service for HIV Positive Basotho

Vodafone’s M-Pesa mobile money service is being utilised in Lesotho to assist HIV patients in the country according to an announcement by the company on World Aids Day.

The Vodafone Foundation says the programme which was developed with the Lesotho Ministry of Health combines Vodafone’s M-Pesa mobile money service with travelling clinics and a smartphone app designed for healthcare professionals which enables the tracking of patients in remote areas.

Andrew Dunnett, Vodafone Foundation Director says the service is most needed in Lesotho and will make a lasting impact there.

“HIV is an immense health care crisis for the people of Lesotho. This pioneering Vodafone Foundation programme will ensure that thousands of mothers and young children in some of the poorest communities in the world receive the care and support they need.”

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

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Health Care, Technology
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digital health, HIV/AIDS, mobile health, mobile money, telemedicine