mHealth services targeting rural Africa

Mobile health services will soon be made available in large sections of rural Africa following the announcement of an agreement between healthcare firm Sanlam Health and systems integrator GlobeTOM.

Sanlam Health has partnered with MTN and GlobeTOM in order to accomplish the project, which required a transparent and convergent billing solution due to the need for processing detailed user accounts.

Keeping track of the numerous transactions between multiple third party providers requires agile convergent billing platforms, according to GlobeTOM’s managing director Philip Stander, who noted: “Convergent billing and revenue assurance in this sense, is as important to third party service providers and mobile networks as a watertight tax collection process is to a government.”

“What they get is a single interface for their business service delivery billing irrespective of the network needed to integrate and deliver the service. The platform is network agnostic; an ideal platform for service delivery across coexistent but competing networks,” he added.

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