Mobile Phone Application for Rural Cambodia

Report
Presumptive Diagnosis and Awareness for
STDs via SMS for Young Cambodian
in Rural Areas
Phal DES, Kong Marry, Khim Chameoun, Srun Soliva,
Christelle Scharff and John Traxler
Email:[email protected]
CONTENTS
Objectives
Problems
Our partners
Project workflow
m-health architecture and Khmer GUI
Findings and Contributions
References
OBJECTIVES
Use ICT to improve healthcare in rural
areas of Cambodia
Develop mobile phone application for
young people to consult their problems
(STDs) with professional medical staffs.
PROBLEMS
81% of the population live in rural
areas[1].
In 2007, 40% of RHAC patients were
affected with STDs [2].
Unawareness of sanitation and inadequate
access to care
Social
and
cultural
barriers
(Embarrassment of talking about STD)
OUR PARTNERS
SMART:
• provides the mobile phone service in
Cambodia.
•is the third largest mobile in Cambodia,
850,000 subscribes in 2011 [3].
• offers us free of charge SMS
communication between a mobile clientbased application and server.
OUR PARTNERS (cont.)
RHAC (Reproductive Health Associated of
Cambodia):
•is a non-government organization which
focuses on reproduction health in Cambodia.
•was admitted as the Cambodian member of the
International Planned Parenthood Federation
(IPPF) [4].
•has provided the symptoms of STD, as well as
medical advice regarding the design of the
applications.
PROJECT WORKFLOW
m-health ARCHITECTURE$
of local Question
USER INTERFACE OF THE MOBILE CLIENT
APPLICATION IN KHMER WITH TRANSLATION IN ENGLISH
Choose Location
Province
District
Location
Symptoms
Answer
List of Symptoms
FINDINGS
Develop mobile application in Khmer
interface.
Ability of using application depends on the
level of education.
Change user attitude such as: less
embarrassment of talking about STD,
motivate users have medical consultant
nearby them.
CONTRIBUTIONS
Share knowledge of STDs to young
Cambodian
Provide Computer Science students to
concrete project of software engineering for
social problems.
Published and received award for
distinguished paper of conference JCAICT,
2011.
AWARDS
Thank You for
your attention!
REFERENCES
1. National Cambodian Committee for
Population and Development, 2010.
2. Reproductive Health Association of
Cambodia (RHAC), 2007.
3. Posts
Tagged
‘SMART’,
2011.
http://khmerweekly.com
4. International
Planned
Parenthood
Federation(IPPF) http://www.ippfwhr.org/

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