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Hanai Launches Jiwa Ibu Healthcare App for Women in Rural and Marginalized Communities

SAN FRANCISCO, California -- April 10, 2020 -- Hanai, a global healthcare company empowering women in rural and marginalized communities by providing easily accessible healthcare information and education, today announced the launch of the beta version of their Jiwa Ibu app for Android platforms in English and Malay. The app is currently in beta testing mode and the company is mobilizing communities in Malaysia and seeking additional communities for early testing of the app.

 

The Jiwa Ibu mobile app gives women instant access to locally focused healthcare information that is medically validated and approved by ministries of health, as well as symptom checkers, trackers, alerts, and instant chats with physicians. 

 

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jiwa Ibu app also focuses on providing the latest COVID-19 news in local tribal languages, plus related maternal healthcare, mental health, and domestic violence health information. In addition, the app provides local doctor directories listing nearby hospitals and services currently available.

 

Hanai is working closely with healthcare champions and women in target regions to develop short video messages on the uses of the Jiwa Ibu app to help educate and disseminate it further. The Jiwa Ibu app will soon be available for download on the Apple App Store in addition to Google Play.

 

The Jiwa Iba project has been developed by Hanai in collaboration with Universiti Malaya, St George’s University of London, University of Nottingham, input from the Health Ministry, Women’s Ministry, Women’s Aid Organization, doctors, healthcare providers, and additional supporters around the world.

 

About Hanai

Hanai is a pre-seed stage global healthcare company dedicated to empowering women in rural and marginalized communities by providing easily accessible healthcare information and education. Through their Jiwa Ibu app, the company aims to provide a practical tool that gives women instant access to locally focused healthcare information that is medically validated and approved by ministries of health. Hanai was incubated at the EUH2020 Access to Europe Incubator in Berlin, Germany in 2018. Hanai is a global company with team members in the US, UK, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain, Mexico, India, and Malaysia.

 

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Media Contact:

Shamala Hinrichsen

shamala@hanai.eu

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