In recognition of World AIDS Day, Triggerise launches free, on-demand, personal delivery of HIV self-test kits in Soweto, South Africa
Soweto, 1 December 2017
On World AIDS Day, Triggerise together with Fem have partnered to bring HIV testing into the privacy of your own space! On the 1st December, registered Fem members will be the first to receive the message to opt-in for a personal delivery of a self-testing kit using their mobile phones. Once the system receives the message, it sends it to the nearest Tiko Pro, a local network of entrepreneurs, who will deliver the self-testing kit to any destination the user requests.
The Tiko Pro together with the requester validates the delivery by SMS, and subsequent follow-up messages and assistance can be accessed by the user. “We have integrated technology with last-mile distribution to meet the critical privacy and on-demand needs of our target audience” says Dejus Abreu, Global Marketing Director for Triggerise.
While HIV testing is heavily promoted in South Africa, many people still do not feel comfortable getting tested in a public clinic, or do not make the time to get tested consistently. With discreet delivery and follow-up mobile message reminders, getting tested becomes easier and more private than ever before.
Fem, Triggerise’s sexual and reproductive health partner in South Africa, invites women to enrol into the Fem membership that provides access to sexual health information and discounts on products and services at partner clinics. Fem and Triggerise launched the membership in October this year.
Fem supports the right of every woman to make safe and informed decisions about her body, most importantly the right to have a safe and legal abortion. Fem focuses on the practical issues that are often overlooked by existing healthcare systems: privacy, transparency, convenience, cost, and supportive environments. Fem is a tool that leverages popular technology channels to remove obstacles between women and their decisions. They are currently available in South Africa with plans to grow.
Triggerise builds reward based platforms to deliver health solutions to under-served communities where traditional aid fails to address the changing needs of fragile markets. We employ a peer-to-peer approach that connects consumers to entrepreneurs —giving them both the power to access and deliver aid on their own terms. Building on these relationships, we use rewards mechanisms to motivate consumers to make positive choices—helping them to overcome individual barriers as they arise while adding value back into their economies. Founded in 2014, Triggerise is a global non-profit headquartered in The Netherlands.
Fem Press Contact
Communications and Marketing Officer
+27 83 390 2351
Triggerise Press Contact
Global Marketing Director
+27 60 994 6158
ABOUT TIKO PRO ®
Tiko Pro is a core product of Triggerise that provides an aspiring or existing entrepreneur easy access to products & services she can promote and sell in her community at her convenience. As an entrepreneur she enjoys flexibility to work on her own time, build her own offering, acquire new skills and drive her business using real-time technology tools to increase efficiency and decrease cost. Tiko Pro allows her to be her own boss , giving her access to earning opportunities, technology and tools she wouldn’t ordinarily have to start her own business but also allows her to build her community by providing direct access to products and services.