A Malaysian doctor's mission to promote women's health through mobile apps: interview

Extracted from mis-asia.com
AvantiKumar | Sept. 29, 2015


Dr Baskaran Arunasalam (A Baskaran), consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist of Manipal Hospitals Klang has extended his passion to care for women’s health to beyond consultation and treatment. In exploring ways to educate women on health matters beyond the clinic/hospital, he chanced upon mobile apps as the way to fulfil this passion.


Three years ago, he developed several mobile apps on Women’s Health, some of which are Top 100 Apps for medical in close to 100 countries. The Apps for iPhone and Android, translated into 16 languages, have recorded 6,000 to 9,000 downloads a day and there are 600,000 to 700,000 active users worldwide.

The latest is the updated Women’s Health Diary, which is only available on iPhone. He designed it as a comprehensive app for women with features like Weight & BMI, Calories Requirement, Daily Calories Intake, Menstrual Cycle, Women’s Health Immunisation, Medication Diary, and Health Appointments.

Dr Baskaran obtained his MBBS from University of Malaya in year 1985, MRCOG (UK) in 1991 and AM in 1997. He was involved in a number of research projects in Foetal Medicine and has won several awards in research, including the Young Investigators Award by the Academy of Medicine Malaysia – Singapore in 1993 and Best Obstetrics Paper Award by the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society of Malaysia in 1996.

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