EMoS student Happyness Alexander has made a notable contribution by publishing her work on Online and Offline Android Based Mobile Application for Mapping Health Facilities Using Google Map API: Case Study Tanzania and Kenya Borders. The paper was supervised by Dr. Shubi Kaijage & Dr. Judith Leo.
Apps have altered health services from patient’s health monitoring to specialist’s appointments and consultations from specialised health facilities. Increased mobility across East Africa (EA), including the Tanzania and Kenya, have also increased the risk of highly communicable diseases such as Tuberculosis and Sexually transmitted infections. Medical attention is unavoidable along the borders.
To address these issues, the students developed a mobile application for mapping health facilities both online and offline using Google map API for Android devices. Android is by far the most popular mobile operating system in the region. The app will solve residents’ need to healthcare services on the presence or shortage of internet connections. The app uses either Swahili or English language.