m-Health for Improving Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health

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Building Resources Across Communities (BRAC)

To strengthen the maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH) programme in 64 branches in 6 city corporations (covering 300,000 people), BRAC (the largest  NGO in the world) has partnered with mPower and incorporated the mHealth system with their existing patient management system. In this project, community-based health workers collect patient data using mobile devices, on the basis of which an automated risk assessment can be done. The risk levels determine the management and follow-up protocol for particular patients. The system allows automated medical advice based on patient data. It also allows a doctor or a health administrator to write a customized medical advice based on the identified need and send to community health workers or their supervisors for further action. The health workers get automated schedules for visits to households. The health administrators can track the progress of work in the field, which increases accountability and accuracy of data. Phase 1 of this project was completed in June 2010 (read more on phase 1); phase 2 started in September 2010 with expanded scope and is near the end, with preparations for 3rd phase nation-wide roll-out.

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