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It was March 2014 when the WHO declared the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in the African country of Guinea. Over the next few months that follows, this epidemic was to spread to other African countries of Mali, Senegal, Nigeria, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with advanced cases reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, killing over 10,000 people from over 20,000 cases reported across the 3 countries over the next 12 months.

 

In a bid to fight this epidemic that threatened the African continent, on December 2nd 2014, the African Union (AU) launched the ‘Africa against Ebola SMS Campaign’ to raise funds in fighting this epidemic.

Was the SMS campaign a success? To a large extent it was.

On 2nd February 2010, NAFDAC introduced the mobile authentification service (MAS) towards her fight against fake and counterfeit drugs.

Here are some basic facts about the MAS codes and the SMS short codes NAFDAC uses for this service.

According to a statistic revealed by the World Health Organization (WHO), about 100,000 deaths that occurs in Africa every year results from fake and counterfeit drugs.

In her fight against fake and counterfeit drugs in Nigeria, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has tried different technologies over the years toward detecting fake and counterfeit drugs.

Here is the story so far on NAFDAC’S Mobile Authentification Service (MAS).

 

The distance between life and death is the shortest distance you can ever imagine. Life meanwhile is very precious, and that is why the health sector is undeniably one of the most important in any country.

There are numerous ways the health industry can use bulk SMS to improve the quality of their service and therefore be efficient in their major goal of ensuring people’s health are well taken care of. Here are top 10 ways health care providers and the industry in general can use bulk SMS effectively.

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