University of Lagos Muslim Students have developed an application that reveals locations and contacts of health centres and general hospitals in Lagos.

The application, according to the head of its development team, Mr. Yusuf Jimoh, also featured theological views on health; information on some dangerous viruses, first Aid corner, health news, quick telephone and email contacts to report health issues among others.

The application, which is available on Google store, was launched to mark the Dawah Week 1435, with the theme, ‘Reliving the Golden Age’.

Jimoh, who is a 300-level student studying Physics /Electronics said, “
It has information about deadly virus and how to prevent them. It has First Aid corner which summarises instructions on first aid. It also has email and phone contacts to report health issue and to communicate our doctors. There is also Google map integration with clear address to help local general hospitals in Lagos and their addresses and phone numbers.

“The application, which is available on
on Google play through – http://goo.gl/WVTvzn – has a fascinating tab on theological views on health. The prospects of the application includes the ability of reducing health problem. It is a platform for health education.

Also, President of Muslim Students Association of Nigeria, UNILAG branch, Mr. Mu’Sodiq Farouq said the application was developed to show the prowess of students in Information Technology.

He urged that Nigerian youths if given the opportunity and right environment would return the country into its pride of place among African nations.

The 400-level Electrical Electronics Engineering student said, “Earlier, the Muslim youths were the forerunners in science and technology and they opened the gate for the renaissance of science and technological civilisation in the world. It is this spirit that UNILAG-MSSN wishes to solve one of the worlds challenges with ICT and this time we chose health.

“The application is standard and can compete favourably among it contemporaries. Our team was headed by a student who is a Microsoft certified technology specialist; nominee, best use of technology of the 2009 Nigeria Future Award; and he was the winner of Innovator of the year Award by Under 30 Achievers Award.”
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