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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.

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1 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

2 Objectives Problems Our partners Project workflow m-health architecture and Khmer GUI Findings and Contributions References CONTENTS

3 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

4 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)

5 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.

6 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.

7 PROJECT WORKFLOW

8 m-health ARCHITECTURE$ of local Question

9 USER INTERFACE OF THE MOBILE CLIENT APPLICATION IN KHMER WITH TRANSLATION IN ENGLISH District Province Choose Location Location List of Symptoms AnswerSymptoms

10 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.

11 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.

12 AWARDS

13 Thank You for your attention!

14 REFERENCES 1.National Cambodian Committee for Population and Development, Reproductive Health Association of Cambodia (RHAC), Posts Tagged SMART, International Planned Parenthood Federation(IPPF)


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