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Lessons learned from the digital payment platform, FETS wallet

This brief describes findings from the PharmAccess Mobile Health Research Lab in Lagos, Nigeria, where tests are ongoing to see how mobile money can be used to incentivize households in low-income communities to save and pay for healthcare.

The mHealth Lab in Nigeria in collaboration with Funds & Electronic Transfer Solution Limited (FETS), a licensed mobile money operator (MMO) in Nigeria, conducted an mHealth experiment on cashless payments. The FETS wallet is based on the Unstructured Supplementary Services Data (USSD) mobile communication system which is reputed in some countries to be less costly to operate and more secure than the Short Messaging Service (SMS) system.

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