Presumptive Diagnosis and Awareness for STDs via SMS for Young Cambodian in Rural Areas

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Presumptive

Diagnosis

and

Awareness

for

STDs

via

SMS

for

Young

Cambodian


in

Rural

Areas

Phal DES, Kong Marry, Khim
Chameoun
, Srun
Soliva
,

Christelle Scharff and John Traxler

Email:phaldes@rupp.edu.kh



Objectives


Problems


Our

partners


Project

workflow


m
-
health

architecture

and

Khmer

GUI


Findings

and

Contributions


References



CONTENTS





Use

ICT

to

improve

healthcare

in

rural

areas

of

Cambodia



Develop

mobile

phone

application

for

young

people

to

consult

their

problems

(STDs)

with

professional

medical

staffs
.

OBJECTIVES




PROBLEMS





81
%

of

the

population

live

in

rural

areas[
1
]
.


In

2007
,

40
%

of

RHAC

patients

were

affected

with

STDs

[
2
]
.


Unawareness

of

sanitation

and

inadequate

access

to

care


Social

and

cultural

barriers

(Embarrassment

of

talking

about

STD)

OUR PARTNERS





SMART
:



provides

the

mobile

phone

service

in

Cambodia
.


is

the

third

largest

mobile

in

Cambodia,

850
,
000

subscribes

in

2011

[
3
]
.



offers

us

free

of

charge

SMS

communication

between

a

mobile

client
-
based

application

and

server
.

OUR PARTNERS (cont.)





RHAC

(Reproductive

Health

Associated

of

Cambodia)
:


is

a

non
-
government

organization

which

focuses

on

reproduction

health

in

Cambodia
.


was

admitted

as

the

Cambodian

member

of

the

International

Planned

Parenthood

Federation

(IPPF)

[
4
]
.


has

provided

the

symptoms

of

STD,

as

well

as

medical

advice

regarding

the

design

of

the

applications
.

PROJECT WORKFLOW




m
-
health ARCHITECTURE$

o
f
local Question

USER INTERFACE OF THE MOBILE CLIENT

APPLICATION IN KHMER WITH TRANSLATION IN ENGLISH




District

Province

Choose Location

Location

List of Symptoms

Answer

Symptoms

FINDINGS





Develop

mobile

application

in

Khmer

interface
.


Ability

of

using

application

depends

on

the

level

of

education
.


Change

user

attitude

such

as
:

less

embarrassment

of

talking

about

STD,

motivate

users

have

medical

consultant

nearby

them
.

CONTRIBUTIONS





Share

knowledge

of

STDs

to

young

Cambodian


Provide

Computer

Science

students

to

concrete

project

of

software

engineering

for

social

problems
.


Published

and

received

award

for

distinguished

paper

of

conference

JCAICT,

2011
.

AWARDS




Thank You for
your attention!





REFERENCES




1.
National

Cambodian

Committee

for

Population

and

Development,

2010
.

2.
Reproductive

Health

Association

of

Cambodia

(RHAC),

2007
.

3.
Posts

Tagged

‘SMART’,

2011
.

http
:
//khmerweekly
.
com

4.
International

Planned

Parenthood

Federation(IPPF)

http
:
//www
.
ippfwhr
.
org/