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The Afya Pap mobile app enables one to remotely monitor their health, diet and exercise information.

Somdev Sen, the MTN Chief Marketing officer displays his blood sugar results from Afya pap app. Courtesy photo

The Afya Mobile App has been launched in Uganda to enable easy monitoring and management of diabetes and hypertension both of which are chronic conditions among the Ugandan population.

The renowned London based health technology company Baobab Circle developed the smartphone app and has partnered with MTN Uganda to make it available to its 11.2 million subscribers.

The Afya Pap mobile app enables one to remotely monitor their health, diet and exercise information that helps prevent or manage diabetes and hypertension, while reducing or delaying development of complications.

The Chief Commercial Officer Baobab Circle, Spencer Matonhodze said the mobile application is seamlessly integrated with smart glucometers and blood pressure monitors, allowing users to conveniently test their sugar and blood pressure levels using their mobile phones and store the data.

The data can then be automatically be shared with their care partners who could be either a family member and or a personal doctor through acaregiver module. 

Dr. Lunga says each day Afya Pap gives one a new platform to do something positive in life health wise.

Matonhodze says it’s much cheaper the physically consulting a doctor and will improve health checks for people who financially constrained or pressed ffor time.

Dr. Precious Lunga the CEO and Co-Founder Baobab Circle says most times when one goes to the doctor and they are given information, they could forget.

“The whole thing about Afya Pap is that you don’t have to worry about keeping all that information. It is given to you in an understandable and digestible way on a daily basis,” she says.

The application also allows 24/7 accessibility to a medical practitioner, nutritionists and sports therapist; Matonhodze adds.

The Afya Pap application was first launched in August of 2015 is available in among other countries Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Egypt and now Uganda.

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