eHealth

eHealth

Cameroon:

HAPPY MOTHERS

With 5 km to the nearest health facility, poor road infrastructure and poverty prevailing, pregnant women in Cameroon still do not access lifesaving health care services on time. High infant and maternal mortality rates tell the story. In an urge to empower women to take informed decisions about their pregnancy, actively seek antenatal and postnatal care services and improve referral processes, the Cameroonian idea builds upon the cornerstones of community health, while embracing new information and communication technologies (ICT).

Happy Mothers – an expression of the ultimate vision of the Country Unit – is an ICT based tool, that will support community health workers in their daily work with women and children in the communities, improve communication and referral between communities and health facilities and provide policy makers with information necessary for decision making. The integrated solution –elaborated with the multi-disciplinary and multi-national team of the Innovation Factory- looks at the health system in its entirety and addresses the chain of health services from community all the way to policy makers’ level. The whole approach is planned to be supported through evidence based community data for a better decision making and the inclusion of traditional birth attendants which are playing an important role in Cameroon as well.

To find out more about the projects, click on the flags below.

Cameroon

Happy Mothers
Happy Mothers – an expression of the ultimate vision of the Country Unit – is an ICT based tool, that will support community health workers in their daily work with women and children in the communities, improve communication and referral between communities and health facilities and provide policy makers with information necessary for decision making. Read more...

Germany eHealth Germany

Linked Data: Strengthening Health Information Systems
Health information systems (HIS) are the backbone for any modern health care system. A lack of information is a major barrier for successful delivery of health care. Together with the other three participating Country Units in the Innovation Factory (Cameroon, Tanzania and Kenya) the German Country Unit tries to strengthen health information system. Read more...

Kenya

Reciprocal eHealth solutions for care compliance and communication across the Healthcare systems
Disconnected communication between patients and healthcare providers, across the formal and informal healthcare system, has impaired patients’ compliance to care and overall health literacy in Kenya. In order to improving this relationship, as a crucial determinant of health outcomes, several reciprocal eHealth solutions have been carefully selected by the Kenyan Country Unit. Read more...

Tanzania

National Integrated Community mHealth Platform
Inspired to make a change to the lives of mothers and children, the team of professionals from the Ministry and the mHealth Community of Practice, has set themselves the meaningful goal to integrate several successful digital mHealth information systems to enhance the efficiency of services delivery for mothers and children. Read more...

Effects

  • Key persons are ready to engage in the innovation factory
  • Competences in project planning and implementation are improved
  • Learn from one another
  • Organisational, financial and human resource requirements are available
  • Self organisation
  • Joint project planning