Ten Thousand Toes Campaign Launches Virtual Assistant

News March 29, 2024

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2024

Fiji | South Pacific Division (SPD)

Ten Thousand Toes, a campaign that focuses on health promotion and disease prevention for people across the Pacific Islands who struggle with high diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and other chronic lifestyle diseases, has launched a new way to connect with participants and people in need. On February 17, 2024, they introduced Hope: an AI assistant that facilitates conversations and sharing information through a mobile app. People who download the app are immediately connected with Hope, and the assistant offers them health courses and also bible courses. After selecting a course, the participant is able to continue an interactive virtual conversation with Hope, as the course progresses. “This is an innovative strategy that will enable us to connect more personally with people from across the Pacific,” noted Russ Wilcocks, director of Adventist Technology Services in SPD. “We are thrilled to be able to provide this first set of Health lessons,” shared Pamela Townend, SPD associate Health Director who prepared the health lessons. “We hope to launch a second health course in a few weeks, adding to the content.” Pastors and Ten Thousand Toes health promoters were enthusiastic about sharing widely this timely resource and praying this will lead to many more people getting acquainted with the good news of restoration and salvation in Christ.

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