UNICEF, Airtel To Roll Out Free Apps Across Africa

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Written by Tom Jackson | From IT Web Africa

UNICEF and Bharti Airtel have partnered to collaborate in 17 African countries by rolling out UNICEF health and education apps for free.

The aim of the partnership is to improve access to health and education-related information while pushing various innovative projects supported by UNICEF.

UNICEF health, education and youth-focused content will be made available to Airtel customers for free across the 17 African countries, with UNICEF making its RapidPro suite of apps available on the network.

“Airtel is committed to providing innovative solutions that overcome access and quality challenges around the delivery of services. Our partnership with UNICEF provides an opportunity to deploy mHealth innovations that can support healthcare systems and provide helpful education-related information,” said Christian de Faria, chief executive officer (CEO) of Airtel Africa.

UNICEF launched RapidPro, a free, open-source platform that hosts multiple apps, in September last year, having developed it alongside Rwandan software firm Nyuruka.

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