SA launches HIV guidelines app

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HIVAPPSouth Africa’s Department of Health has launched a free app that puts SA’s HIV guidelines at the fingertips of health workers and patients, reports Health-e News.

Developed by The Open Medicine Project, the free app allows health workers and patients to access the latest national HIV guidelines via smart phones or tablets. These guidelines are automatically updated to reflect the latest Department of Health policies.

Guidelines appear alongside a Google Maps-enabled directory of HIV treatment clinics and a feedback mechanism allowing health workers to report problems such as a need for training or drug stock outs. Once downloaded, the app’s main features do not use cell phone data. According to the Department of Health, a similar application for tuberculosis will follow.

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