In its first eHealth competition in Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has awarded a CommCare project in Sierra Leone and a CommTrack (mTrac) project in Uganda with two “Innovative eHealth Solution for Africa” awards.
The project in Sierra Leone is using CommCare to support and strengthen maternal, neonatal, and child health by extending the reach of community health workers. It’s being lead by World Vision International, the Centre for Global Health at Trinity College, and Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation.
The CommTrack project, known as “mTrac,” was launched in conjunction with UNICEF and the Ministry of Health in Uganda. The mTrac system provides real time monitoring and evaluation of disease surveillance, ACT drug stock, and health service delivery.
Mobile Technology for Community Health (MOTECH), which Dimagi helped develop in conjunction with other organizations, also received one of the ten awards. The AfDB chose ten winners from over 100 proposals from innovative programs across Africa.
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