Mobile Afya

Website / Documentation
Short description

Tanzanian startup using mobile technology to make health information accessible to all.


Mobile Afya is the first USSD application in Africa using internet-free mobile technology to provide basic health information in local and native languages starting with Swahili in East Africa . Today, hundreds of active users consult updated COVID-19 information along with 15 other medical and health topics.

Target country


Project type

  • Healthcare
  • Prevention
  • Wellbeing

Support needed

  • Communications
  • Marketing
  • Technical expertise

What we need help with

Mobile Afya needs help with product promotion (marketing) in several Tanzanian regions. We are looking to work with ambassadors (individuals, NGOs, shops) willing to share Mobile Afya around them and create awareness. Among those ambassadors: community health centres, dispensaries, hospitals, public areas, bus stops, retail shops, shopping centres, mobile money agents shops, radios, TV. On the other Hand, Mobile Afya needs to reach medical doctors (volunteers) willing to bring their expertise and contribute to develop the medical content.

Best way to get in touch

via email

Project status

  • Launched