South Africa's Vodacom Starts Offering Mobile Heath Services

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South Africa's Vodacom Business division has announced the launch of a number of mHealth initiatives together with its partner Mezzanineware.

Based on a centralised mobile/cloud environment, Vodacom's Mezzanine mHealth services allow health care or technology providers to improve their access to clients, assets and employees. This is done through secure, real-time data collection, information processing, management and reporting.

Originally built for the health industry, the services have been customised to work across various industry verticals.

"This partnership enables the latest mobile health services and solutions to be delivered to any part of the African continent. We already have a dozen live commercial deployments, delivering a cross section of our solutions to the benefit of citizens. A stable, robust and wide ranging GSM network is essential to the success of any mobile health solution. While we are network agnostic, locally our partnership with Vodacom enables health providers to cost-effectively manage people, products and services over a distributed area utilizing secure data hosting and innovative mobile technology," said Jaques De Vos, Mezzanine's Managing Director.

LoveLife, the largest national HIV prevention initiative for young people already uses the Vodacom Mezzanine platform to monitor and report on its events hosted across South Africa.