Off to Neno

Next week, I leave for Neno, Malawi where, thanks to the Haas Center for Public Service and Hope Phones donors, I’ll be working with Partners in Health and their partner organization Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (APZU) to set up a FrontlineSMS:Medic program.

I’m excited about this pilot for a number of reasons. First, PIH is well known for stellar communty-based care including their village health worker (VHW) training and support. We’ll pilot the system with 150 VHWs. Second, we’ll be running FrontlineForms, which will allow for structured data collection. Finally, Baobab Health Partnership implemented their revolutionary eVCT touchscreens for clinician-patient interactions within the clinic. With the upcoming FrontlineSMS-OpenMRS integration, it will be feasible to create a continuum of data from these touchscreens to cellphone-wielding VHWs in remote villages.

Village health workers

Village health workers

I’ll be blogging here as the project unfolds. I won’t be alone in Malawi – FrontlineSMS:Medic’s Medical Director, Lucky Gunasekara, will be setting up projects with VillageReach and the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative a bus-ride away. Keep tabs on @bikobiko and www.bikobiko.com for updates from Lucky. Isaac Holeman (our Clinical Programs Director, @isaacholeman, www.isaacholeman.org) is headed to St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Namitete this August – home of the Mobiles in Malawi pilot.

GVFI logo

After working with PIH, I’m joining Lucky in Cameroon to pilot new applications for FrontlineSMS:Medic with the Global Viral Forecasting Initiative. Needless to say, we’re excited about the summer.

Posted: June 23rd, 2009
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