Innovative patient management app unveiled in Benin

The Advancing Newborn, Child, and Reproductive Health (ANCRE) Program, in partnership with the Ministry of Health of Benin, recently rolled out a mobile application among its community health workers to deliver improved health care in Benin.

CommCare, a mHealth platform specially designed for low-resource settings, is used for data collection, client management, decision support, and behavior change communication.  The app is especially useful in Benin, because it is the only platform for frontline workers that is open source, supports client tracking over the long term, is specialized for low-literate users, runs on Java and Android phones, runs offline, integrates SMS for performance improvement, and has an application builder designed for non-programmers.

Twenty-seven trainers and 77 community health workers have been trained in the basic operation of their Android phones and the use of the CommCare app. After some preliminary data collection, project staff will configure 300 additional Tecno H3 mobile phones with the first version of the app, to be deployed in two additional health zones.

Click here for more information about the ANCRE Program.

Date 
September 04, 2015
Authors 
Sabina Behague, Communications Specialist
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