In 2010, one in 10 children in Burkina Faso died before the age of five, mainly due to lack of access to quality health care services. Terre des Hommes started the Integrated e-Diagnostic Approach programme (IeDA) in 2014, with the goal of reducing child mortality by enabling better quality of health services through mobile health tools, quality improvement processes, and a data management strategy. Read this Q&A with Guillaume Foutry, IeDA Project Director, for more information on the project, how it scaled, and key takeaways from the implementation.
“Do not focus on the technology only: integrate the human factor. We are building a tool, but people are going to use it… how do we train them? How do we collect their feedback? How do we understand their challenges?”
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