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Telkom, Baobab Circle partner to launch diabetes and blood pressure App

Afya Pap also provides a measurement tool that allows users to understand, store and retrieve their blood sugar and blood pressure

NAIROBI, Nov 8 –  Telkom has partnered with Baobab Circle, a health tech start-up to launch Afya Pap, a mobile service that offers daily, customised tips on managing diabetes and high blood pressure conditions.

Accessible via the USSD Code *727#, Telkom will charge subscribers Sh4 per day.

In addition to diabetes and high blood pressure information, subscribers will receive daily personalised health tips that educate users on all elements of a healthy lifestyle, including diet, physical activity, sexual health and mental wellness.

Afya Pap also provides a measurement tool that allows users to understand, store and retrieve their blood sugar and blood pressure readings as well as access to a team of nutritionists, doctors, nurses and sports scientists, through direct questions.

Baobab Circle CEO, Dr. Precious Lunga said the partnership seeks to address global fears and predictions of high blood pressure and diabetes as leading causes of death globally, by the year 2020.

“We’re committed to tackling this head on by address head-on gaps that currently exist in modern medicine and empowering our users to do the best for their health by equipping them with the tools and information that they need.”

According to Amer Atwi, Telkom’s MD for its Mobile Division, Afya Pap marks the first dedicated health mobile service to be supported by Telkom, post its rebrand and consequent commitment to deepen technological partnerships that enable lives.

“Afya Pap offers a breakthrough consultative solution that will change the way diabetes and hypertension healthcare is delivered in Kenya.”

The mobile application can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.

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