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We are delighted to announce that the world’s first meningitis symptoms application for the Android Marketplace is soon to be available, just in time for the deadly disease’s peak season.
We are the oldest meningitis charity, and have developed the Android application after huge success with our iPhone application, which was launched last September. We see mobile technology as the way forward in reaching millions of people with free lifesaving information.
The free ‘app’ allows users to learn everything they need to know about meningitis; it tests their knowledge with an interactive quiz, gives instructions for what to do if they suspect meningitis, how to get help and, most importantly, provides users with the symptoms of the horrific disease.
The application, will help save lives through giving millions of Android users easy access to the disease’s symptoms.
Since our formation in 1986, we have distributed over 21 million lifesaving credit card-sized symptoms cards and our iPhone application has had over 12,000 downloads.
We receive over half a million visits to our website a year; we are also announcing that we are producing a mobile version of our website, to reach even more of the UK population.
Richard Hudson, Digital Media Manager of the Meningitis Trust says; “This is an exciting time for the Trust, as we look for new and innovative ways to reach people with lifesaving information.
“Our website receives over 500,000 visits a year; the majority of these visits are from people who are looking for information on the symptoms of meningitis. We expect a growing demand for information on emerging digital platforms, and if our work saves at least one life we know we have succeeded”.
Sue Davie, Chief Executive of the Meningitis Trust, says; “Knowing the signs and symptoms of meningitis is a key way to reduce the impact of the disease. People often come to us after their experience and thank us for our symptoms cards as they saved their life. We are delighted to announce our latest bid to fight this disease”.
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Communications Officer at the Meningitis Trust