The PASOP GP mobile application is an owned-media digital communication property belonging to the Health Department of the Gauteng Provincial Government within South Africa. The purpose of the app is to assist the health department with its quest of having an ongoing conversation with the residents of the Gauteng Province over pressing health matters concerning most South Africans. Key focus areas the application tackles include HIV/AIDS, TB, teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, sexual orientation prejudice and other serious health related matters facing residents of Gauteng. The app has the main features: LEARN, ACT, and TALK.
The Learn section enables users to engage with health related educational content – the material is in most cases supported by video material;
The Talk section enables users to interact with other app users in a forum discussion environment, it is seen as peer-to-peer information share space;
The Act section empowers users to report crimes that are related to the PASOP campaign, users may report to the health department using their mobile-phones on illegal abortions, selling of ARV and other illegal activities relating to the health sector.
The app is free of charge to download. Users are encouraged to contact the ever ready developer team should they experience any issues related to the application. The team may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org