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IT firm develops solution to combat malaria

Mobile Software Solutions Limited, a Nigerian Information Technology start-up, has conceptualised the Malaria Destroyer Game, a tech solution capable of addressing the malaria challenge for 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 Nigeria and Africa by eradicating mosquitoes and by extension, controlling malaria, the firm said on Monday.

The technology was created by Mobile Software Solutions, chaired by a Fellow of the Nigerian Computer Society and ICT professional, Mr. Chris Uwaje.

The central objective of MDG, the firm said, was to deploy and apply technology to reach millions of people world-wide and destroy Malaria.

The firm said, “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 application, the firm explained, will be deployed online to reach 50-250 million mobile phones and offline on personal computers/tablets to reach 20-50 million students in tertiary institutions in Africa.

The firm said, “The Malaria Destroyer Game aims to bring more to intuition the awareness on 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 will unveil Prof. Pat Utomi of the Centre for Values and Leadership as the MDG face of Africa this month in Lagos.

“It is a full graphics animated mobile game, which runs across all mobile platforms – Apple IOS, Andriod, Blackberry, Symbian, among others.”

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