Via Agência Brasil: Governo lança aplicativo gratuito com informações sobre o Zika. [Government launches free app with information on Zika] The link below will take you to the App Store. Edited excerpt from the Google translation, and then a caution:
The federal government today (2) launched the application 0800 Health, which offers public interest information on the Zika virus, such as the causes of the disease and its relation to cases of microcephaly in newborns. The application also has guidelines on how to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquito, transmitter of Zika, dengue and chikungunya.
The application was developed by Qualcomm technology company, in partnership with the Ministries of Health and Communications. The tool also allows geolocation various services offered in the public health area, such as stations of the Unified Health System (SUS) and closest community pharmacies offering free medicine.
Access to the application is free, i.e. without collection of mobile data. "The data packet is not computed at the time you access the service. The telephone companies in partnership are paying for access to this program," said the executive secretary of the Ministry of Communications, Francisco Ibiapina. The update can be downloaded to Android and iOS operating systems, also without charge.
Ibiapina stressed that the Internet today is the most effective way to disclose information. "We are not forgetting traditional media broadcasting, but would like to use this application to reach a much larger number of people who are constantly accessing the internet through their smartphones." The application will be constantly updated and improved, with inclusion of new information on diseases.
I downloaded the app, but it's of little use outside Brazil. Apart from being in Portuguese, it really needs you to be in Brazil to advise you on where to find advice. Still, it's an imaginative use of technology for health communication.