International SOS Unveils Ebola App For Mobile Phones

Phone INTERNATIONAL SOS, the world’s leading medical and travel security risk services company has unveiled a new mobile app designed to help share its medical and travel information on the deadly Ebola virus.

 The free app is now available on iOS and Android devices. It will provide online, instant access to key sections from International SOS’ dedicated Ebola website.

Doug Quarry, Medical Director for Information & Analysis at International SOS said:“The ongoing Ebola outbreak has become a global health emergency where rapid communication of advice and information is absolutely critical. We know people want up-to-date, accurate information as quickly as possible.

They want it from a trusted source. And in today’s multimedia world they want it in their hands wherever they are. We designed this app to try and help meet that demand.”

Dr Quarry continued:“Every day we continue to get new calls from our members who have questions on Ebola. These might be calls from organisations with operations in West Africa, or from employees sitting at their desk in Europe.

These members can get the latest, updated information from us alongside easy access to the key facts. And with our freely available website and now the new Ebola app, the wider public can access this expertise too.”

The International SOS mobile app which has features including: latest news and developments on the Ebola outbreak; maps of affected areas; video; content automatically updated; and live International SOS twitter feed .

The app is part of a wider International SOS communications initiative aimed at supporting the global fight against Ebola.

Organisations in West Africa and beyond are using International SOS’ educational material, which has so far been translated into 21 local languages. Public awareness broadcasts are available and the app includes access to the video: ‘Ebola – What business travelers need to know’.

The International SOS dedicated Ebola website (www.internationalsos.com/ebola) has been made freely available to all, removing the normal requirement for membership access. This site currently has around 10,000 visitors a day.

International SOS cares for clients across the globe, from more than 700 locations in 89 countries. Our expertise is unique: More than 11,000 employees are led by 1,200 doctors and 200 security specialists.

 African Eye News.com

 

 

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