A start up tech company in Nigeria; Mobile Software Solutions Limited has developed an App to fight and destroy malaria. The App “Malaria Destroyer Game (MDG)™” is capable of reaching over 50 million people in Nigeria and 500 million in Africa. (MDG)™ is a technology and education based Mobile Apps Psycho-Game designed to save future generations from the malaria pandemic in Africa by eradicating mosquitoes and by extension destroying Malaria.
It is a full graphics animated mobile game which runs across all mobile platforms – Apple iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Symbian, among others.
Mr Chris Uwaje, Technology entrepreneur and President of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON) said in Lagos that the start-up Company, Mobile Software Solutions Limited, which he chairs, designed the solution.
According to him, the central objective of Malaria Destroyer Game was to apply technology to reach millions of people world-wide for the destruction of malaria. “It is a digital knowledge-entertainment and educational mobile psycho-game, and is endorsed by the United Nations (UNESCO Chair on e-Learning for Africa), Open Media, Centre for Values and Leadership, University of Tampere, Finland, among others.
“The application/solution is geared towards the eradication of malaria in Africa and the world over. Its central focus is to ensure that Nigeria attains a fundamental requirement of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals. The strategy aims to reduce the cost of lost productivity in Nigeria and Africa by 50 per cent by 2015.
The Malaria Destroyer Game aims to bring more to intuition on the awareness of how to fight/eradicate mosquitoes from our environment thereby preventing malaria and early death of African children. To amplify this concern and critical message, Mobile Software Solution also unveiled Prof. Pat Utomi of the Centre for Values and Leadership as the MDG face of Africa
Malaria is the leading cause of death for children under age five in sub-Saharan Africa and it is the predominant killer of pregnant women and their unborn children. Each year 1 million of the 300-500 million cases of malaria result in death, most of them occurring in Africa. Nigeria accounts for over 300,000 deaths yearly and an estimated USD$12 billion is lost in economic productivity each year due to Malaria in Africa.