The Essential Medical Guidance (EM Guidance) application is a free, geo-location enabled service for medical professionals only.

EMGuidance provides free, instant access to:

Detailed, locally authored clinical guidelines (formatted for quick, mobile reference)
Comprehensive medicines section (currently South Africa only)
Clinical and prescribing tools
Open access care coordination directory

The EMGuidance clinical guidelines content is provided by highly qualified medical experts, institutions and organisations and is verified by the EMGuidance editorial board prior to publication.

Please note: EM Guidance is currently focused on South Africa.

A restricted version (clinical guidelines only) of the app is available in a selection of other African countries (we will release the full, country specific versions in due course):

• Botswana
• Egypt
• Ghana
• Kenya
• Namibia
• Tanzania
• Uganda

EMGuidance is developed by medical professionals, for medical professionals.

What's New

Version 2.7.5

New feature: Interaction checker - now you can quickly check for interactions between medicines and improve the safety and effectiveness of the treatment you prescribe

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
21 Ratings
21 Ratings

Life saving app


This app is essential to patient care and saving lives in the rural parts of South Africa, where there are (in most cases) no doctor or any other support structure for nurses such as myself. I am on nightshift as we speak and regularly use this app for diagnosis and treatment of all patients in my institution as I am the only one capable of providing care during the night, this app helps me do just that. Keep up the good work and regular updates👌🏻😉👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Registration Process


Hi There,

When starting the registration process, one needs to have your location known or country registered. Now can’t you make this a manual process because it can’t seem to find my location as I am abroad at the moment.

Really bummed because I can’t use the app 😔

Developer Response

Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention, we know about it and are busy fixing it.
Until that version of the app is approved and released I would suggest you try the following steps in order to sign up as a workaround:
-Kill the app (make sure it's not running in the background)
-Launch the app again
-From the initial "splash screen" choose to "Login" instead of the "Create Account" option
-If you are then prompted again for your location permission, please allow it
-Then click the bottom right link to "Sign Up/Create Account"
You should then go to the same "Create Account" screen but the necessary code to actually detect your location should now have executed allowing you to actually continue/sign up

Please let me know if this doesn't work for you. Or any of my instructions are confusing (that's totally possible).

Also make sure that mobile data is switch on if you are not on a wifi connection.
If still not working let us know and we can phone you to talk you through the process. Thank you

Great app


Great app. Im impressed with the constant development and improvement. Its very specific towards south africa in terms of guidelines that is available , which is awesome. Great app peeps. Keep it up.


EMG Technologies (PTY) LTD
40.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this application.
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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