A mobile app, ‘CureChat’ that addresses health issues and saves lives, has been launched in Nigeria.
CureChat is a new app, developed to reduce cases of loss of lives, believed to be caused by ignorance, through effective public health awareness.
CureChat is a technology solution that is expected to bridge the gap between doctors and patients in Nigeria by addressing the health challenges of malnutrition, malaria, typhoid among other illnesses that have been burning problems in Nigeria and the bordering countries in Africa for many decades without complete eradication. These public health issues have been a major burden on the country’s economy affecting the day-to-day life of every citizen.
According to the developers of CureChat, lack of health awareness has been a major cause of the number of deaths reported in Nigeria yearly. There is a clear need to identify an approach to creating public health awareness in a rather effective manner in order to reduce the number of loss of lives caused by ignorance in Nigeria and Africa.
The CureChat App provides a promising means to break silence among patients and the health conscious in the target group by allowing anonymous chat in which they can openly discuss their doubts and health challenges with doctors. The app aims at fostering strong communication between doctors and the people. Users can directly chat with consultants, locate hospitals nearby, chat with experienced users who have recovered from similar ailments and also learn about various sicknesses, identify causes, symptoms and prevention methods. People as well as doctors can sign up on the platform and download its free application.
The CureChat App can be downloaded from Google Play Store, Apple Store and CureChat.com.