Earlier today, EconetHealth, the health services subsidiary of Econet Wireless launched a new product called EcoHealth Tips at a ceremony attended by various stakeholders in the health sector including officials from the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare.
The new offering provides health related information via USSD to subscribers who sign up for the new feature on their Econet lines. The service can be accessed by dialing *300# and following the prompts after.
For 5 cents a day EcoHealth Tips subscribers will receive a daily tip in line with the category that a subscriber chooses. Categories currently available are Live Well, Lose Weight, Stress, Women’s Health and Diabetes.
The Deputy Minister of Health and Child Welfare, Dr Paul Chimedza, who was the guest of honour at the product launch applauded Econet’s involvement in the community through the launch of relevant products that improve the lives of Zimbabweans. He welcomed partnerships that aided in health care delivery including tech solutions that give access to information necessary to combat health risks.
Officials from Econet who included CEO Douglas Mboweni and the head of EconetHealth Dr Lunga spoke on the benefits the service will bring in integrating technology to health delivery and the opportunities that are being explored to effectively use information gathered by the services.
EcoHealth Tips marks the latest in health related services that Econet will be launching. Previously the MNO had significant success with its Energise The Chain initiative that focused on energy solutions for vaccines. According to Econet officials EconetHealth shall be launching another product that ties in with EcoHealth Tips within the next 90 days.
What are your thoughts on this new service? How much of a difference do you think it will make in the lives of its users?