IMPACT

OpenSRP has empowered health workers in 17 countries and counting.

Implementation Highlights

Zambia Child Immunizations

Digital vaccination register solution in Zambia with 32,000+ children registered and 324,000+ vaccinations given.

WHO ANC Reference App

A "starter app" meant to be used as a foundation for countries to adapt, the WHO Antenatal Care Reference app contains all of the ANC guidelines from the WHO.

Reveal Malaria Eradication

Geospatial tool, developed in partnership with Akros, supporting decision makers and managers to guide and track delivery of in-field malaria interventions. Currently live in Zambia, Thailand and Namibia.

THRIVE Bangladesh

Health promotion and family planning have been an important priority for Bangladesh since independence in 1971. So important in fact, that the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) was created with a bifurcated structure: it is divided into the Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP) and the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). DGFP is charged with oversight of family planning services and aspects of maternal and child health. DGHS has jurisdiction over all other health services, with an emphasis on childhood vaccinations.

THRIVE Pakistan

This deployment focused on developing solutions for household registers, vaccination registers, and a stock register (embedded in the vaccination solution). The deployment took place in Korangi town - an ethnically and economically diverse urban area within Karachi city with an estimated population of 1.2 million people. Healthcare in Korangi is available through a mixture of public and private facilities, but with much of the population unable to afford private care, most depend on the public health sector for essential health services.

THRIVE Indonesia

This deployment took place in the the West Nusa Tenggara province, on the small island of Lombok in the south-eastern Indonesian archipelago. Many of the island’s approximately 3.2 million inhabitants live too far from the primary health facilities (puskesmas) where doctors and other skilled physicians are placed, limiting access to quality health care services.

Feedback from Implementers

One thing that the most benefit out of the app for me is the SMS Health Promotion feature sent to clients. It is to remind them about the required visits and other health information related to their pregnancy and the infants. I noticed that there is an increasing frequency of visits by the clients as well as health-knowledge seeking behavior following the information they receive from the SMS. This feature saves me a lot of time and money – I could spend almost $50 per month for phone credit – to call the clients by myself for a service follow-up, but with the SMS reminder it improve the client’s awareness.

Sulhani
Midwife in Labulia Village (Indonesia)

The Service Reminder SMS feature on their targeted clients’ visits (both due and overdue) help me to keep my schedule more neatly, and do a quick and neat follow-up. With these, I no longer needs to track my client visit manually and thus is able to prevent “late” services to the clients in a more efficient way. I can respond to the information faster compared to when I have to provide the information manually by myself.

Eri Sulistiani
Midwive in Gemel Village (Indonesia)

We were all happy to use this system because it helps us do our work better. It’s faster, so mothers spend less time at the registration table entering the baby’s data for that day. This way, we can better serve the child. I spend a few minutes counseling the mother on child spacing and make sure she has come for her family planning. One of the best advantages with the Zambia Electronic Immunization Register is that I have visibility into the babies’ siblings, and this helps me tailor my care to that mother. I cannot do that with the paper register.

Sister Georgina
Mother and Child Health Nurse, Linda Clinic in Livingstone (Zambia)