Jane Zamukunda (28) accesses Barefoot Law's free legal advice through her mobile phone at her brother's house in Kawempe, Kampala on 19th May 2017.
Mozambique Health Statistics

Mozambique Health Statistics

Why life expectancy is so short
Old woman

Life Expectancy

56 Years

World Rank: 224th

One reason life expectancy is low is because so many minor health issues quickly become fatal when people don’t know what to do.

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Physician Density


World Rank: 186th

If people can’t easily access a doctor, they need another reliable source of health information. (By comparison, the USA ratio is 32 times higher)

Infant Mortality Rate


World Rank: 10th highest

Expectant and new mothers need to know how to care for themselves and their babies better to ensure a healthy infancy.

HIV/AIDS Prevalence


World Rank: 7th highest

AIDS is one of the leading causes of death in Mozambique, partly due to lack of knowledge of preventative measures.

Data taken from the CIA World Factbook, 2020

The Problem

The Problem

Lack of knowledge leads to poor health
Life expectancy in Mozambique is extremely low, and some contributing factors include:

Spread of Diseases

Rampant spread of communicable diseases due to lack of basic knowledge of microbiology and what it means to be contagious

First Aid

Lack of access to clinics can cause minor injuries and preventable/treatable diseases to become fatal without basic first aid

Inadequate Care

Hospitals are overcrowded and understaffed, which frequently results in suboptimal care given to patients who could be treated better at home

Poor Nutrition

Poor nutrition, which is not always because of a lack of food but more often because of lack of knowledge of what kinds of foods are healthier

The Solution

The Solution

24/7 Access to health information

Consultare is a mobile health app that aims to be like WebMD for Mozambique.

With pictures, icons, and simple explanations, even people with low literacy can benefit from its life-saving advice.

Users can figure out what is wrong with their health and are given guidance on first aid, treating common diseases, effective home remedies, and recommendations for simple over-the-counter medicines.

It also has information on nutrition and how to prevent the spread of diseases.

The Director-General of WHO wrote in a report in 2018 that:

“Mobile wireless technologies have the potential to revolutionize how populations interact with national health services. Digital health and specifically mHealth have been shown to increase access to health information, services and skills, as well as promote positive changes in health behaviors to prevent the onset of acute and chronic diseases.”

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If Only...

If Only...

One man heard about Consultare and told us with tears about his niece.

She had been burned in an accident and no one knew first aid or immediate care.

She died on the way to the hospital.

He said, “If only this app had existed earlier, my niece might still be alive.”

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