June 19, 2017 16:40

Hello Jacmen,

Physical Security
Servers -- Help Yourself App mobile backend is hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS). As such, We inherit the control environment which Amazon maintains and demonstrates via SSAE16 SOC 1, 2 and 3, ISO 27001 and FedRAMP/FISMA reports and certifications.

Our Backend network is protected by secure HTTPS transport over public networks.

Encryption (Encryption In Transit)

Communications between our users and Our servers are encrypted via industry best-practices HTTPS and Transport Layer Security (TLS). A score against security tests.

Client Authentication

We are currently working on Client based authentication for all our Users and We will be storing user passwords through a secure SOC 2 compliant third-party; This security mechanism does not store the user credentials in our database.

May 25, 2017 19:00

Hey Yoke,

Indeed your advice will help. I would look into adding their profiles unto the blog as you mentioned. From what i understand it will increase the credibility of the blog. For the references part, it will be a bit difficult since some of the stuff posted is curated. But we will also look into it as it too adds backing. I appreciate the advice


May 22, 2017 20:21

Hey Charles, Big idea i must say; Thumbs up bro. But i have this question, have you thought of how people in rural areas who definitely are poor or middle class will be able to access your software because for sure someone will need a computer or smartphone to benefit from the offer and we all know in rural areas where resource are scarce, such devices are hard to come by or owned by a few.

Also issues of internet connectivity, power shortages and their literacy levels of knowing how to use this new technologies


May 22, 2017 20:10


I think your project is interesting and a big step ahead for the way African youths think. I would like to ask if you have got an authorization from your country's ministry of Health to deploy your project.

Also in terms of quality control on agro-food industries, how are you going to apply your idea or project to that?


May 22, 2017 15:33

In regards to your questions, here are they answers;

1. The blog is written by medical students, whom are members of my team. They constitute the editorial process and can determine what is right to post based on what they study in school.
2. We make sure that before info is posted on the blog, it should have some health backing based on research. We don't necessarily post the backings alongside the blogs.
3. Blog Link:

Thanks @Yoke Pean, i appreciate your time taken to read through and come up with these questions

May 16, 2017 17:53

I am really impressed with your project, its idea and this: "Over a span of two years, PERIOD has addressed 80000 periods globally". If i may ask, apart from connecting with those you serve how else do you motivate your volunteers to continue volunteering?