Strong partnerships are fundamental to our ability to reach more health workers. We're in awe of every one of our partners and celebrate their dedication and ingenuity. It's a privilege to combine our technology and our learnings to work with partners to reach even more communities.
Kilifi Kids, Makueni District, Kenya
Medic Mobile and Kilifi Kids, an NGO dedicated to improving maternal and child health in Kenya, have been working together since 2009. After our first pilot in Kilifi we saw monthly facility-based deliveries more than double from the previous year (pilot data by Medic Mobile, 2013). We've now brought our antenatal care and immunization tools to 50 new health workers in the Makueni District.
Medic Mobile and Nexleaf Analytic's ColdTrace are now tracking temperatures of cold boxes in 26 new clinics after a successful 4 week trial. The trial tracked vaccines with Nexleaf Analytic's ColdTrace devices in 8 clinics that provided vaccine services to over 200,000 individuals. The vaccines include BCG, pneumococcal vaccines, DPT+HepB/HIB, tetanus, measles, and polio. Thanks to the Medic Mobile and the Nexleaf notifications, 1200 vaccines were saved from harmful temperatures during the trial.
HealthRight International is using the Medic Mobile SIM app to establish a mobile inventory monitoring system (MIMS) for Family Planning supplies in nine facilities. Our goal is to increase access to and availability of family planning services at community and facility levels through improved reliability of stock levels.
Carlos Slim Health Institute, Mexico
Medic Mobile collaborated with the Carlos Slim Health Institute and Ministry of Health to create a facility-based stock monitoring program for diabetes and hypertension medications. We worked to track drugs in 18 facilities across the country.
United Nations Foundation & One Heart World-Wide, Baglung District, Nepal
We are working with One Heart World-Wide in Baglung District, Nepal by equipping 77 Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs) and 20 health workers with Medic Mobile for Antenatal Care (ANC). This is first time that FCHVs in Nepal have learned to use mobile technology. It was proven that it was feasible and widely accepted, and we are in the process of scaling to 900 more FCHVs and 200 additional health workers. After comparing pre-intervention vs post-intervention data from routine paper reporting (HMIS) in four Village Deployment Committees (VDCs) there was a 65% increase in institutional delivery.
Medic Mobile and Amref have joined forces to implement a stock monitoring system for the Mangochi District of Malawi. We are working with 100 community health workers to send SMS reports to 32 district pharmacies. "We need to supply the drugs in time to prevent maternal death," says Madalitso Tolani, Monitoring and Evaluation lead for Amref Health Africa Malawi. "It starts with the data. I value data so much. By using Medic Mobile we will identify the challenges that facilities are facing."
Christian Aid, Kenya
We're partnered with Christian Aid to improve attendance of antenatal care and immunization appointments using Medic Mobile for SMS in Narok and Kiambu County. Community health workers across nine clinics are using Medic Mobile for SMS to provide referrals for prenatal care for mothers, antenatal care and vaccination reminders for children.
Saving Mothers, Tanzania
Medic Mobile is working in the Mara Region of Tanzania with the Saving Mothers project, a Grand Challenges Canada project with Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR) and Amref Canada to support CHWs with mobile antenatal care coordination and stock monitoring for clean delivery kits. Photo courtesy of CPAR.
Living Goods, Uganda
We worked in tandem with the Living Goods team to develop dashboards for all eight of their branches—informed by several months of design work in Uganda. With these dashboards, Branch Managers can track which of ther agents need extra support, which customers require immediate follow-up, and how their branch is performing. Medic Mobile is continually improving these analytics tools, working with Living Goods to deploy at more sites, and co-developing an upgraded toolkit to launch in 2015.
MINDS Foundation, India
The MINDS Foundation is one of the few organizations that bring mental health screening and treatment to rural areas in India. We've partnered with their team to help their community mental health workers (CMHW) reach more people faster. We implemented a SIM-application-based mental health assessment tool to screen communities and identify patients who require further diagnoses and possible medical treatment. "Before I was doing 10 forms," says Bhavna, a CMHW, "It's much better with the phone. I do twice as many surveys."
United Methodist Communications, DRC
In partnership with the United Methodist Church and the Congolese Ministry of Health, we designed an early warning disease surveillance system. Clinicians at 45 high-risk facilities were trained to use the Medic Mobile SIM app. The system allows health workers to report on the presence of a contagious disease, available medications for treatment and what medical staff are in place to treat patients. If a disease outbreak threshold is exceeded, the United Methodist Communications team will implement a messaging protocol informing community leaders in affected areas. The Medic Mobile platform will also be used to create a two-way communication channel between the Ministry of Health (MOH) and community leaders. Photo courtesy of Neelley Hicks of UMCOM.