• Initiatives (181)
  • Rwanda Health Enterprise Architecture (RHEA)

    The Rwanda Health Enterprise Architecture (RHEA) initiative seeks to define, develop and implement a health enterprise architecture for Rwanda. It is the initiative which supports the eHealth program of Rwanda.

    The first phase is focused on the maternal healthcare domain, and the main objectives are to:

    Complete an Implementation Science/Research Project to present the impact of a Health Information Exchange (HIE) on the maternal healthcare delivery system in Rwanda. Develop a pilot implementation of the HIE in Rwanda that is focused on the maternal health care system in Rwanda. Expand the understanding of HIE in Rwanda within the health delivery system and the technical community.

    The project includes identifying and defining high-level architecture for the health domain in Rwanda, identification of appropriate standards, functional requirements and interoperability profiles across multiple business, and foundational domains.

  • Safe Delivery App

    The Safe Delivery App is a ground-breaking mobile training tool that can save the lives of mothers and newborn babies during pregnancy and childbirth in Africa. It was officially launched at an event in Copenhagen on 22 April 2015. The app has been developed by Maternity Foundation in collaboration with researchers from the University of Copenhagen and the University of Southern Denmark. New research results show that The Safe Delivery App can significantly increase the ability of birth attendants to save lives.

    The Safe Delivery App features animated videos that provide instruction for health workers in developing countries in handling childbirth complications, for example if the mother begins to bleed after giving birth or the newborn is not breathing. The videos, available both in English and local languages, can be used irrespective of poor literacy skills and language barriers. The Safe Delivery App therefore has significant and scalable potential to reach health workers in rural districts, where it is normally costly and difficult to provide conventional training programs.

    The Safe Delivery App has recently undergone a clinical trial in Ethiopia. The final results will be published at the end of 2015, but data show that the app can significantly increase the ability of a health worker to prevent life-threatening childbirth complications. The ability of health workers to handle postnatal bleeding and to resuscitate a newborn more than doubled after 12 months of using the app. The biggest improvement in skills occurred among health workers on the periphery of the healthcare system, i.e. at remote outposts where the starting point was lowest and the need for training consequently highest. It is also noteworthy that the skills continued to improve throughout the 12-month period, indicating that the app is able to continuously maintain and improve the level of skills.

    The final version of The Safe Delivery App will be made available for free to the health sector and NGOs in developing countries. In partnership with these major players, the app will be thoroughly tested and evaluated when it is rolled out across sub-Saharan Africa in order to continuously gather data and best practice on the results and usability of the app. So far, partnerships have been entered into with the Danish Red Cross and Marie Stopes International, which will use the app in their health programs in Guinea and Tanzania respectively. In both countries, The Safe Delivery App will initially be implemented in a single region, with a subsequent nationwide rollout in the coming years.

  • Samsung's Digital Village

    The Samsung Digital Village includes:

    Solar Powered Internet Schools - the exclusively solar-powered, mobile and completely independent classroom is geared at increasing accessibility to education and connectivity across Africa. Solar Power Generator – Traditional diesel generators utilise non-renewable resources and pollute the environment with fumes and noise. A solar power generator can be deployed in less than an hour and for increased power needs, a number of generators can be daisy chained. The generator is also an ideal solution for homeowners, small businesses, remote border posts and schools. Solar Power Health Centre - provides professional, qualified medical care, thereby eliminating economic and geographic barriers. Telemedical Centre - provides remote medical assistance through a centralised pool of medical expertise and experience. This will reduce the need for qualified doctors in rural areas and reduce the distances that patients need to travel for diagnosis. LED lighting - the solar-powered lantern uses light emitting diodes (LEDs), which are more energy efficient and last much longer than conventional light bulbs. Charged from a central charging kiosk that is equipped with a solar rooftop, the lanterns are expected to provide lighting for more than 10 years while producing no greenhouse gases.

    All products have been developed to be low maintenance, with extended lifecycles

  • Satellite enhanced telemedicine and eHealth for sub-Saharan Africa (eHSA) program

    The Satellite-enhanced eHealth for sub-Saharan Africa Programme (eHSA) is a multi-year programme aimed at establishing sustainable eHealth services in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The programme is being managed by ESA, with funding from the European Union – Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund and the Government of Luxembourg through the Luxembourg Agency for Development Cooperation.

    The Study on Regulatory Aspects was conducted by a team led by a Greenfield Management Solutions, consultancy from South Africa.

  • Sehatuk

    Sehatuk is Arabic for your health. Its an app that provides a data base of drugs available in Morocco, along with their prices and dosages. It also provides useful emergency information. The app also locates the nearest doctor, clinic, hospital, laboratory, pharmacy or radiology center, using your GPS location.

    The app provides users with information regarding:

    Different medications available in Morocco Allows users to checks the price of the medication before going to the pharmacist Checks whether the users insurance will cover the cost of the medication.
  • SemaDoc

    Sema Doc, gives all Kenyans immediate access to Kenyan doctors via their mobile phones 24/7, together with daily health tips on 28 different health topics, as well as access to a health savings fund, health loans and a hospitalisation benefit, all accessible via USSD. The solution enables patients to consult directly and receive quick diagnoses and prescriptions without visiting hospitals. Sema Doc, meaning Hello Doctor in Swahili, targets to reach more than 11 million mobile subscribers in the Country.

  • Sense4baby

    Sense4Baby is a remote, wireless maternal and fetal heart rate monitoring system that works with smartphones and tablets to perform non- stress testing (NST) for high-risk pregnancies during the antepartum period.

    Sense4Baby received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and a CE mark from the European Commission in 2013 to commercialize its medical device in clinical settings.

  • SIMpill

    The SIMpill® Medication Adherence System is a medication adherence solution that assists patients and/or caregivers in making sure that medication is taken as prescribed. It's initiative in South Africa also goes under the name on-cue compliance.

    The SIMpill® Medication Adherence System will monitor the patient's medication schedule and intake of medication and remind patients and carergivers as necessary by sending a text message to the patient and/or carergivers mobile phone if the patient does not take their medication as prescribed. All monitoring and reminders happen in real-time.

  • SmartCare

    SmartCare replaces paper records and acts as a portable digital medical history in Zambia, making it easier for healthcare workers to treat patients and identify outbreaks. It is running in South Africa and Ethiopia too.

    SmartCare has four main goals:

    Provide greater continuity of healthcare provided in clinics Increase the privacy of sensitive medical information such as TB or HIV status Reduce the burden of paperwork on health workers Improve the quality of information and decision support for patients, while providing automated information flow into the government’s Health Management Information System (HMIS).