Knowledge management is a systematic process of collecting and curating knowledge and connecting people to it so they can act effectively. The Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project aims to do this by creating and continually improving platforms, products, and services that generate, capture, synthesize, and disseminate health knowledge. Their services focus on strengthening the capacity of family planning program managers and service providers in low- and middle-income countries around the world.
It is a flagship knowledge management project of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Global Health, Office of Population and Reproductive Health.
K4Health is run by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP), FHI 360, IntraHealth International, and Management Sciences for Health (MSH), in collaboration with a host of partners around the world.
African field projects are in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, Swaziland.
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Malaria No More
Malaria No More is a nonprofit organization that aims to end death caused by malaria in Africa.
They are a young and ambitious charity, with a mission to help end the world’s oldest killer disease. They were founded in 2006 to confront the horrific reality that a parent loses their son or daughter every minute to an entirely preventable disease that only costs £1 to treat. They work to inspire others to join us in the fight, help protect millions of lives at risk, and unlock the vital funds needed to do it.
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MedEnhanz's mission is to make medical information readily available to healthcare professionals and to drive the use of quick reference medical information to improve medical care delivery in sub-Sahara Africa.
Their flagship product is an accessible and affordable web-based and mobile application for point of care clinical reference and continuing medical education. The following briefly describes the content of MedEnhanz:Drug Information: This comes in 2 flavors - Synopsis and Comprehensive Clinical Guidelines: Spanning summary of guideline information that has been developed by various associations, societies across the World. Clinical Trial Information: Contains over 120,000 clinical trial information and reports from over 170 countries Diseases and Conditions: This is a growing database and contains information that will guide the physician in the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases. Our authors and editors are continuously working to develop the comprehensiveness of this database. Interaction Checker: This tool helps physicians and pharmacist determine interaction between drugs. A quick tool that will prevent errors and save lives Journal scan: Provides early notification of latest developments in Medicine and access to abstracts from top international and national medical journals. CPD: Continuing professional development activities with the goal of equipping practising physicians with the most current medical knowledge and clinical practice guidelines that will make them world-class doctors
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Medic Mobile is a nonprofit technology company on a mission. They build mobile and web tools that help health workers reach more people. Their tools help improve access, quality and reach. Health workers use Medic Mobile to register pregnancies and children, report outbreaks faster, keep stock of essential medicine and communicate about emergencies. They help partners implement Medic Mobile in order to amplify their impact. They also package their best tools and workflows as a downloadable, guided “Do It Yourself” (DIY) version of the Medic Mobile platform.
Medic Mobile is a scalable software toolkit that combines messaging, data collection, and analytics. It's designed specifically for health workers and health systems in hard-to-reach areas and supports any language. It works with or without internet connectivity, locally or in the cloud. Our tools run on basic phones, smartphones, tablets, and computers.
21 countries have projects where Medic Mobile tools are being used in Africa, Latin America, and Asia
7,836 community health workers were using Medic Mobile tools at the end of 2013, an increase of 71% from 2012.
The Medic Mobile Toolkit can help organizations in several areas:
Easily gather information
When health workers submit data using text messages or our SIM application, their web app schedules automated reminder messages, generates unique IDs, and confirms data submission. All the information submitted by mobile users can be viewed, filtered, verified, and exported using the reports tab in our web app.
Communicate with your contacts
The Medic Mobile web app serves as a communication hub for health workers. Using the messaging tab or messaging buttons in our application, users can send text messages to groups or individuals. Administrators can also organize their contact hierarchy, schedule automated messages, and set auto-replies.
Use analytics to guide decisions
Managers can run their health system and support health workers more effectively using their analytics tools. Their dashboard and priority lists visualize activity and impact indicators, identify health workers who need targeted support, and help managers make decisions about time and resource allocation. They have developed pre-configured dashboards for Antenatal Care programs and custom dashboards for Stock Monitoring, Disease Surveillance, Childhood Immunization, and complex Antenatal Care programs.
The Medic Mobile web app is designed to be functional and easy-to-use on mobile devices as well as tablets and desktops.
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MEDITECH South Africa
MEDITECH South Africa (Pty) Ltd provides integrated software solutions to meet the information needs of healthcare organisations in Africa and the Middle East, with substantial presence in South Africa and Botswana. According to it's website, Meditch also has African clients are in Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria and Zambia.
It's software solutions support the continuum of healthcare from large integrated delivery networks to community hospitals and clinics. Meditch SA serves:Hospitals Clinics Laboratories Ambulatory care centres Physicians’ offices Long term care facilities Behavioural health facilities Home health organisations Academic hospitals.
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Mezzanine delivers mobile enabled solutions to companies doing business in Africa. With an estimated 800 million mobile subscribers in Africa, they view mobile technology as a major enabler for economic growth. They deliver business solutions that cut costs, increases efficiency, improves risk management and provides unrivalled access to users across the continent.
Mezzanine works with mobile network companies to provide solutions across multiple industries, with their main focus being healthcare, agriculture and logistics.
They use the latest mobile technology to provide innovative, end-to-end, mobile health solutions, and deploy these as managed services. Their mHealth solution aims to lower the cost of delivering health care services, while increasing service efficiency, accessibility and reach. These systems empower patients and health care providers, support the reduction of market fragmentation and remove complexity.
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MTN Group, formerly M-Cell, is a South Africa-based multinational mobile telecommunications company, operating in African, European and Middle Eastern countries. Its head office is in Johannesburg.
MTN Group and Hello Doctor, a subsidiary of Metropolitan Health within MMI Holdings, have partnered to deliver mobile health services to MTN's territories across Africa.
The rollout out has started in South Africa.
It will extend to Swaziland, Zambia, Ghana, Uganda, Cameroon and Rwanda.
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NetHope enables humanitarian organizations to better serve the developing world through smarter use of technology. They help their member organizations collaborate, innovate, and leverage the full potential of information and communications technology to support their causes. They focus on five key areas:Connectivity Field Capacity Building Emergency Response Shared Services Innovation for Developemnt
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Novartis collaborates with others to help address some of the world’s greatest health challenges. They explore innovative solutions for public health challenges, with a goal of making a transformational impact on patients and communities.
Novartis does so by creating sustainable health service models and improve access to healthcare for those most in need, leveraging on-the-ground experience and partnerships to bring private sector solutions to public health problems. They also develop innovative interventions to bring the world closer to the goal of leprosy and malaria elimination.
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OneWorld innovates new media, mobile and web technologies for social good - helping the world's poorest people to improve their lives.
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