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600m mobile subscribers in Africa to benefit from digital health initiative

600m mobile subscribers in Africa to benefit from digital health initiative

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The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), is working to ensure that between 600 million and 800 million mobile subscribers in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, and other parts of the region benefit from a new digital health initiative. Executive Secretary, ECA, Vera Songwe, stated this during the virtual launch of the Africa Communication and Information Platform for Health and Economic Action (ACIP), on Tuesday, in Addis Abba, Ethiopia. ACIP is a mobile-based tool for two-way information and communication between citizens and governments. It furnishes national and regional COVID task forces with user-generated survey data, and actionable health and economic insights that will enable authorities to better analyse pandemic-related problems and implement appropriate responses. ...