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YouCare! App is a One Stop Center that connects young people to comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health information, guidance and care.

YouCare! App is a One Stop Center that connects young people to comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health information, guidance and care.

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Patricia commented on YouCare!

Thank you Baxter. Please add me in the google group so that I can be up to date with the emerging policies, best practices and strategies as far as mHealth is concerned.


I equally added you to the YouCare! team so that we can benefit from your expertise.

Patricia.

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Patricia commented on YouCare!

Hie MacGregor,

For us internet is not the key driver but rather access to a mobile phone and a mobile network provider as the application will be available both online and offline (through USSD Applications). According to the 2014 Survey on access to ICT services in Malawi, mobile phones access among the targeted age group was at 35.1% which should be even higher now that its three years later. In addition to that this age group is also school going with most colleges having wifi access. We are also capitalizing on the fact that young people in this age group are mostly in groups which easily creates a multiplier effect.

A similar survey indicated that phone ownership in Malawi by January, 2016 was at 85.1% while in 2014 it was at 45.5%. Although we could not access specific data for the 10-24, this signifies that there is a rapid increase in the ownership even among our targeted beneficiaries.

We thus feel this is the right time to take advantage of this as the percentages of access keep increasing both for phone ownership and internet access.

I am open for further discussions if this has not answered your question.

Regards,

Patricia.

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Patricia commented on YouCare!

Dear Issac,

I have updated a number of areas so that what I am trying to pass across is clearer.

I have also worked on the process flow chart. I will be glad to get feedback from you on how I can make it better.

Thanks again,

Patricia.