• Initiatives (181)
  • Mahiri telmedx

    Mahiri-telmedx solutions is for public and private hospitals, doctors' surgeries and private insurance schemes (company & private). Preventative Care, Diagnostic Care and Aftercare Service Solutions.

    The partners are Mahiri Mobile and Telmedx in Ghana.

    storyphones@mahirimobile.com

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  • Malaria No More

    Malaria No More is determined to end malaria deaths. It helps the world get it done by engaging leaders, rallying the public, and delivering life-saving tools and education to families across Africa. It's based in Zambia

    Developed in partnership with Lalela Project, the NightWatch initiative engages mobile platforms and African leaders, from international music icons to local sports heroes and African presidents, to deliver lifesaving health education to ensure families sleep under nets and seek timely testing and treatment.

    MNM initiatives include:

    NightWatch in Kenya and Chad to bring life-saving malaria messages from the country’s top music artists and popular icons to at-risk families An initiative in Senegal to provide nets, equip health workers, and deliver health education through music Power of One compaign in Zambia helps support affordable access to antimalarials Education campaigns in Cameroon Work in South Africa during the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Johannesburg, in partnership with the United Against Malaria partnership, to reach hundreds of millions of Africans with malaria education.
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  • MaMa

    Maternal health in South Africa is still a challenge. In 2012 it was estimated that for every 100,000 live births in South Africa, 310 mothers died. By 2014, this figure had dropped to 269 per 100,000. South Africa is the only country not at war in which maternal mortality rates have not decreased over the past 10 years.

    To address this challenge, an mHealth solution, Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) was developed. MAMA is essentially a monitoring system for expectant mothers that ensures the health workers, midwives and the pregnant mothers share health information using SMS and prepaid calls. The system, which offers prepaid mobile phone credit, allows expectant women to call or send SMS to health experts for free, for information on antenatal care and delivery services. The expectant mothers are also called for follow-up and care aside from being prompted on antenatal classes and advised on birth plans and childcare, including breastfeeding.

    In South Africa, over 640 000 users reached as of November 2014. Projected to reach 1.4 million women in 70 countries via 300 organizations.

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  • Matibabu

    Matibabu is an app that detects malaria. It was developed in Uganda. Using a Kinect sensor and a mobile device, Matibabu detects a patients malaria status without the need for blood samples.

    The standard method for determining whether a patient has malaria is drawing blood and viewing it under a microscope, which requires health workers and facilities that are scarce in many low-income countries. The process can take upto several weeks as the samples need to be sent away to the laboratory, and the result sent back to the point of care. This method is slow and costly.

    Matibabu  address these challenges. It’s a simple, cost effective and pain free way to determine a patients malaria status. The device the team developed can be plugged into a smartphone and can detect malaria using only light. Results are available in seconds and the smartphone can email them and map them for epidemiological purposes.

    In 2013, the app competed in the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition and won the United Nations Women Empowerment Award. 

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  • mDiabetes

    A new mHealth project, mDiabetes, has been launched in Senegal. It’s the first project established for a French-speaking country under “Be He@lthy Be mobile”, a joint global initiative by WHO and the ITU. The initiative uses SMSs  to combat diabetes with an ambitious and innovative campaign designed to improve prevention by raising awareness among diabetic patients and training health professionals. To accommodate illiterate patients and to make the initiative more effective, the Minister of Health and Social Action is planning to incorporate voice notes and voice messages.

    The WHO has estimated that there will be roughly 552 million diabetics in the world by 2030, 75% of whom will live in low-income countries where diabetes will be the seventh cause of death. The WHO believes that mHealth could significantly contribute to slowing down the increase.

    There’s a variety of major stakeholders in the project. They include the Senegalese Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Communication, ITU, WHO, the Senegalese Association for the Assistance and Support of Diabetes Patients, (ASSAD), the African branch of the International Diabetes Federation, the NGO UNFM, the Marc Sankalé Diabetes Center, Alcatel-Lucent, Sonatel/Orange, BUPA, the global international health insurance and services company, and Sanofi.

    The aim is to help implement strategies for preventing and combating diabetes and other non-communicable diseases. For diabetics, it’s an opportunity to interact directly with health professionals for better management of their disease.

    “We are convinced of the value of this project for improving the conditions for diabetes patients in Senegal and are genuinely delighted to be involved as a technological partner in contributing to the success of the mDiabetes project. This is an ambitious initiative which could ultimately be replicated in other countries in the fight against diabetes or any other disease,” said Alpin Verlet, Managing Director of Alcatel-Lucent for West and Central Africa.

    Sending SMS or voice messages has several objectives:

    Educate and raise awareness among the population Provide information on the diabetes and lifestyle to limit its occurrence Appointment reminders, lifestyle, dietary advice, and complying with treatments to limit complication risks Ttrain health professionals Provide and implement tools for prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring, particularly in rural areas.  
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  • Medic Mobile Child and Maternal Care

    Improving access to basic healthcare services can have significant effects on maternal and infant mortality rates. Health workers use Medic Mobile to register every pregnancy in their communities, automatically schedule reminders about care visits, report danger signs to clinical teams, and coordinate with clinics to ensure delivery in facilities with skilled birth attendants.

    Options

    Register using Last Menstrual Period (LMP) for a schedule based on the expected date of delivery, or without the LMP. Flag danger signs and high-risk pregnancies in a dashboard for nurses. Report delivery with location codes for health facility, home with skilled attendant, or home without skilled attendan
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  • Medic Mobile Disease Surveillance

    In Namitete, Malawi, 250,000 people are served by a single hospital. For some people it's a 100-mile journey to get there. There are high rates of tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and malaria, and it can be challenging to detect, report, and treat illnesses. In Namitete and around the world, health workers use Medic Mobile to report symptoms to the nearest clinic, receive advice about treatment and emergency referrals, and provide information about the disease burden in their community.

    Options

    Customize for different diseases Set up Medic Mobile for routine or event-based reports Track disease outbreaks or disease burden at an individual or aggregate level
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  • Medic Mobile Drug Stock Monitoring

    Stockouts for essential medicines can have life-threatening consequences. A study by Oxfam found that in Malawi, only nine percent of local health facilities had a full complement of essential drugs, including antibiotics and vaccines. Health workers and patients are now using Medic Mobile to report stock levels every week, manage stockout events, monitor dashboards, and guide distribution to ensure access.

    Options

    Customize for your drug stock supply Set up Medic Mobile for routine or event-based reports Schedule reminders to support users for on-time reporting Use dashboards to help redistribute stocks between facilities Track supplies at the community or health facility level
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  • Medic Mobile Immunization

    A simple and effective way of preventing life-threatening diseases is to immunize infants against illnesses like measles, polio, diphtheria, and tuberculosis. Health workers use Medic Mobile to increase coverage for childhood immunization by registering every infant and supporting on-time appointments with automated messaging.

    Options

    Enroll children with date of birth or age in weeks since birth Customize automated reminders to refer children for immunizations Alert nurses to children who have missed appointments and are falling behind
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  • MEDITECH Hospital EHR

    MEDITECH provides a comprehensive and integrated EHR designed to help increase patient safety, streamline processes and improve communication across departments and care teams.

    It's designed to meet the needs of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, radiologists, laboratory technicians, business office personnel, executives, human resource managers and financial staff. Substantial implementations are in South Africa and Botswana.

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