This project is to build a mobile application called PHARMAFAST to assist patients to get quick, cost-effective and adequate information when they are in need of medicines from pharmacies and hospitals during critical moments in Cameroon. With just a click on their smartphones, users will be able to know nearby drug stores and hospitals, which pharmacy carries a particular drug at a given price and pharmacies that operate until dawn.
1. There is little information about which pharmacy will actually carry a drug 2. Once a drug is located, the cost of purchasing it is unpredictable and varies significantly in price from pharmacy to pharmacy 3. Getting a pharmacy to call for a medication or pharmacies that operate until dawn is a difficult process. Many have lost their lives and some have acquired other health complications since they could not get drugs on time. PHARMAFAST will affect the lives of about 20 million people.
PHARMAFAST is an accurate and cost-effective Mobile Application where people will be able to locate nearby pharmacies, know the exact pharmacies where to buy their medicines at a given price, and pharmacies that open at late hours. PHARMAFAST`s value proposition is to bring pharmacies and hospitals closer to the public so as to serve more lives. With PHARMAFAST Mobile App, users will have access to all the necessary information such as prices, exact and nearby pharmacy to get medicines.
The project will reduce the high morbidity rate of more than 20 million Cameroonians and the growing African population since the challenges are common in most African countries. The life span of both the ageing and the younger population of all sexes will significantly be improved thus leading to effective learning, and economic growth as people would not spend time at home due to ill health conditions.