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COVID-19: Ghanaian Startup, Redbird Launches Symptom Tracker App

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Redbird a medical diagnostic distributor has recently launched a COVID-19 Daily Check-in App and Symptom Tracker.

This is the resolve of the health tech company in combating the spread of the pandemic across Africa.

This app is accessible in the form of a browser through this link

The app provides a way for individuals to personally report symptoms without necessarily needing a visitation to health centres. This on one side has ensured social distancing.

The app will allow Ghanaian public health workers to observe real-time maps of patients’ locations who are self-reporting.

With the app, public health sector workers can follow-up on very high-risk patients. This will reduce the burden on hotlines provided by the government.

Hospitals can have access to digital record-keeping, thereby reducing the risk of unnecessary patients going to hospitals.

Patrick Beattie, CEO and Co-Founder of Redbird said, “These remain trying times all over the world, but we’re also seeing an incredible validation of everything we’ve built at Redbird and we’re not letting that slip.

With limited testing resources, understanding where the risk is and how to reach those at risk is of great importance.

We have been looking at how to support public health with the data and the COVID-19 Daily Check-in App and Symptom Tracker is one such way,”

Presently, the app works in Ghana and the U.S. but the health tech startup has plans to roll it out to Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa.

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