Avert has been working with mobile operating system KaiOS since 2020 to increase access to high quality, accessible sexual health information. Running on over 100 million devices worldwide, KaiOS brings much of the functionality of smartphones to feature phones.
With a mission to advance digital inclusion and close the digital divide, the platform enables users in over 150 countries to access features such as WiFi, GPS and apps on phones that are affordable and easy to use.
We are working with KaiOS on two projects:
- we have created a version of our Boost app on the KaiStore, making it freely available on KaiOS feature phones
- we are working as a content partner on the KaiOS Life app.
Boost, the mobile phone app for community health workers, is now available on KaiOS devices, expanding access to relevant sexual health information.
Boost is designed to support community health workers with accurate, accessible and up-to-date information, and provide them with interactive tools they can use with their clients.
The KaiOS version of Boost has all the same materials on HIV, sexual health and COVID-19 as the Android and web apps, adapted for use on feature phones. To download the app, search for ‘Boost’ in the KaiStore or find it in the Health category.
Find out more about Boost.
Avert has teamed up as content partners with KaiOS to provide sexual health information content for Life, their flagship education app. Life equips first-time internet users with tools and resources on key topics including health, gender equality, digital literacy, agriculture, COVID-19, and more.
Find out more about the KaiOS Life app.