Mobento platform (mobilenewspedia.com)
The videos will be made available to community health workers, NGOs, governments and the general public. “Mobento website and Android App will cover a variety of topics including resuscitating new born babies and water filtration,” the statement said.
Mobento’s strength in the project lies in its spoken word search. “By typing in a search term, end-users will be presented with video results that show the exact moment in a time scrub bar when that word is spoken,” the company explained.
This will enable faster and more accurate and relevant content from the hundreds of videos posted in the library. The mobile video will also easy searches while on the go.
iHeed expects mobile video to be particularly effective in delivering vital training for Africa’s community health workers. Not only is mobile video more transportable than laptops or TVs, 800 million mobile phones are expected to be in use in Africa by 2015.
It is said that Africa bears a quarter of the world’s diseases but has only three per cent of its health workers. Many deaths occur due to preventable diseases. The videos will help health workers and even citizens prevent or detect such diseases.
Dr Kunal D Patel, Medical Director of iHeed, said: “Education is the key to addressing global health issues. By using new media and the unique technology Mobento provides, we will be able to provide searchable, digital content that is easily accessible. This will aid the raising of health awareness but as importantly, help train health workers globally.”