Life Expectancy: DrSaveAlife App Breaks Internet Record
…As 176 Countries Activate App, 48 Hours After Launch
With just 48 hours after the historic launch of Drsavealife App by
Port Harcourt based Doctors SaveAlife Foundation, a record massive
usage has been reported in 176 countries, including Nigeria and the
United States of America.
Briefing journalists at his office in Port Harcourt on Saturday, the
President of the Foundation, Dr. Richard Okoye said the launch of the
App, Monday, October 19, 2021, became necessary following the sad
revelation that the life expectancy in Nigeria is 54 years, with the
situation now worsened by the Corona virus pandemic.
“I attended a conference in Los Angeles, USA couple of years ago, and
there we analyzed the life expectancy of all the countries of the
world. And I saw Nigeria seated among the war-turn countries at the
life expectancy of 55 years then.
“Unfortunately, we are having 54 today because of Covid and other
unfortunate situations in the country. This gave me a burden as to how
a country of our status be recording such a deplorable and completely
unacceptable life expectancy”, he said, adding that that revelation
triggered his vision to do something, so that by year 2025, the
current life expectancy would move from 54 years to 70 years.
Dr. Okoye revealed that the App, which was based on Artificial
Intelligence, and developed by Medisoft Limited, a subsidiary of
SaveAlife group of companies, based in the United States of America.
He said the medical App would serve as ‘a doctor where there is none’.
According to him, with only 34 MB, the App, believed to be the world’s
first automated medical self help software, would be downloaded from
Apple or Google Play Stores, and used free of charge by persons living
He said part of the vision of the Doctors SaveAlife Foundation is to
give the continent of Africa total health through the power of
Dr. Okoye disclosed that the development of the multi million Dollars
project, was in pursuit of a vow he made to God, to use the Doctors
SaveAlife Foundation to turn around the health fortunes of Nigerians
and Africans at large.
‘We have developed this App in different languages, notably Igbo,
Yoruba, Hausa and pidgin”, he said, adding that the software had also
been translated into French, Spanish, German and Indian languages.
“Depending on understanding, we have developed an algorithm that may
even translate it to other native Nigerian languages”, he said.
The medic noted that the health crisis in Nigeria was not principally
the lack of infrastructures but what he identifies as lack of health
information, revealing that God gave him the insight to decode this
information to the common man’s language for easy understanding.
Dr. Okoye while performing a demo to explain its functionality, said
upon download, user is requested to register and left with variety of
Okoye described the App as user friendly, noting that a sick person is
asked questions in very simple language for easy understanding,
considering that the user is not in the best frame of mind owing to
presumed health challenges.
He disclosed that the App is also designed to address the primary
health care needs of the people, including mother and child issues.
The medic pointed out that another area of interest for mothers is
that the App eliminates the burden of carrying babies’ immunization
cards as every necessary information are permanently fed into the App.
Dr. Richard Okoye sits over a conglomerate of companies as President.
These are, Savealife Group of Hospitals and Medisoft Ltd, a software
developing company based in the USA.
He is also the Founder of Drsavealife App as well as President,
Doctors SaveAlife Foundation.