Indeed, Nigeria is ready to take her place in technology innovation around the world.
Three young men, Emmanuel Owobu, Raman Anurag and Dr. Charles Akhimien, who founded Mobicure – a company that provides mobile technology solutions in healthcare, have launched an app called Ọmọmi (Yoruba word for ‘my child’). You may remember Dr. Charles Akhimien from when we featured him on Bailiff Champions in 2013 here and his article here. The app is designed with the child’s health in mind. It will enable busy, working parents in Nigeria to easily monitor their children’s health with the touch of a button.
The app will make sure parents never miss vaccination appointments by sending reminders to them and synchronizing the date of the next vaccination visit with their phone’s calendar. Omomi also helps easily monitor children’s growth, by comparing their actual growth with the expected rate for their age. First time mothers will especially find this app valuable as it would improve breast-feeding with tips, techniques and a feeding cycle.
Have an emergency? The GPS locator embedded in the app will find the nearest hospitals and provide vital health tips on emergency procedure and common childhood ailments including diarrhea (which is the 2nd leading cause of death in children under five years). Mother can also interact securely on the community section. This is the first app of its kind to focus on fulfilling all of WHO’s Childhood Survival Strategies – which were developed to hep reduce child mortality and improve maternal health.
The app id available for download on the Google Playstore: (https://play.google.com/store/