The annual ICT4D Conferences have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.  In 2016, 715 individuals from 76 countries and 301 private sector and public sector and civil society explored the ways to harness the full power of digital solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  Our thanks to Accenture, Catholic Relief Services, Esri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, iMerit Technology Services, Inmarsat, IS Solutions, Making All Voices Count, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, NetHope, Oxfam, Pandexio, Qualcom Wireless Reach, RTI International, SimbaNet and World Vision for making that possible.

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Wednesday, May 18 • 14:55 - 16:00
The CHW Android Application - Moving Beyond Data Collection LIMITED

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"Medic Mobile is a non-profit technology company that builds mobile and web tools to help Community-based Health Workers provide better care for all. We respond to one of the sustainable development goals of ensuring healthy lives and promoting wellbeing for all by focusing on improving community health. Medic Mobile saw the opportunity to put more powerful tools in the hands of CHWs and thus the CHW Android Application was developed.

CHWs have unique knowledge of their community and ability to provide care and services that reach people. We set out to build an intuitive, person-centered android application that works for them and their community in smart ways, beyond data collection. Working off smart phones, the tool works to impact health status by incorporating simple assessment diagnostics and decision trees to prompt treatment and/or referrals.

The tool is highly customizable to fit different contexts within which CHWs work in. A great example of how the tool contributes to cross-sectorial integration for development is the partnership between Medic Mobile and Living Goods. The app is used to collect data on various health issues within the community, make simple disease diagnostics and treatments/ referrals as well as a channel through which CHWs can account for health goods sales, in line with LG's entrepreneurial model. This way, the tool also contributes to empowering women and girls, and for sustained and inclusive economic growth and employment opportunities for all.


Mercy Simiyu

Partnership and Communications Manager for Africa, Medic Mobile
With a deep appreciation for mobile technology in public health, Mercy is passionate about championing the use of mHealth to improve public health programs at the community level. At Medic Mobile, she works together with partners to harness the power of mHealth to tackle public health... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 14:55 - 16:00 EAT