P.a.n.d.a.

Pregnancy And Newborn Diagnostic Assessment

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P.A.N.D.A. is a system that integrates the innovative uses of mobile technology to provide on-the-doorstep personalised pregnancy diagnostic services in areas with restricted access to health facilities.

The idea is to create a system that enables doctors, midwives and community health workers to work together across traditional boundaries to provide antenatal care to vulnerable populations and to help prevent maternal and newborn mortality.

PANDA combines existing smartphone technologies in one easy to use, cheap, robust and portable diagnostic machine connected remotely to a centralised system.

CCPS

Cervix Cancer Prevention System

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CCPS is an icon-based mobile health application incorporating World Health Organisation recommendations for the screening, treatment and follow-up of cervical cancer. 

The CCPS system enables the provision of cervical screening services for remote populations and areas with limited access to health facilities. 

EDT+

Early Detection Tuberculosis

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The EDT+ system enables healthcare workers to screen a target population to identify individuals at risk of contracting or transmitting infectious diseases such as tuberculosis (TB), HIV, gonorrhoea, and trichomoniasis. The EDT+ icon-based Android app comprises five modules, allowing the collection of socio-demographic data, diagnostic results including the results of a sputum sample for TB screening, a latent TB infection questionnaire, treatment and follow-up. The data collected during the screening is automatically organised by the app to facilitate the subsequent stages of microbiological investigation, as well as follow-up treatment where appropriate.

Once the visit is completed, the clinical samples are sent to the referral hospital for examination. The data collected can be subsequently exported into an electronic database for scientific and epidemiological purposes. 

Thupime

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This is an icon-based Android application easily downloadable from Internet to support personnel in Tuberculosis and HIV Early detection in the rural area of Iringa region of Tanzania. The application simplifies the gathering of real-time data thanks to different tools incorporated: text entry, check boxes, photos, videos, voice recording, GPS. Personnel have a secure user authentication to access the application. All data collected is transcribed in encrypted form. At the end of the visits, data is saved in the smartphone to be sent, as soon
as phone coverage is available, to the server and automatically downloaded to a clinical computerized database. Further data are added by medical and laboratory staff in order to create a comprehensive medical record for treatment and follow-up in accordance with international recommendations

Mitombo Tsara

Data collection system for child malnutrition screening

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This is an icon-based Android application easily downloadable from Internet to support data collection for child malnutrition screening in schools. The application simplifies real-time data collection with several built-in tools: text entry, checkboxes, photos, voice recording. Staff have secure user authentication to access the application. All data collected is transcribed in encrypted form.

Data is sent automatically at the end of the screening and downloaded into a computer database. If any coverage is available, the data is saved in the smartphone to be sent, as soon as the coverage is recovered. 

Additional data is added by medical staff in the computer database to create a comprehensive report to be used for subsequent screenings in order to monitor the nutritional status of the school population. 

Mon Bébé et moi

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The health system in Burkina is fragile and the current COVID-19 pandemic will undermine it with the rapid increase in demand to which health facilities and health personnel must respond in addition to routine activities.

Furthermore, the systematic adoption of hygiene measures, the individual protection of health workers and community health workers is often not guaranteed, and staff themselves become a possible source of COVID-19 transmission.