Medic Mobile

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Medic Mobile is a 501(c)(3) public charity technology company specializing in mHealth.[1] Medic Mobile combines SMS messaging, data collection, and analytics for health workers and health systems in hard-to-reach areas with or without internet connectivity. Their software is open source and can be found at https://github.com/medic/. Medic Mobile serves as the technical lead and a core contributor to the Community Health Toolkit. Medic Mobile is based in San Francisco with offices in Kathmandu and Nairobi.

Health areas[edit]

Antenatal care coordination Improve maternal and newborn health. Improving access to basic healthcare services can have significant effects on maternal and infant mortality rates. Health workers use Medic Mobile to register every pregnancy in their communities, automatically schedule reminders about care visits, report danger signs to clinical teams, and coordinate with clinics to ensure delivery in facilities with skilled birth attendants.

Childhood immunizations Increase vaccination coverage. A simple and effective way of preventing life-threatening diseases is to immunize infants against illnesses like measles, polio, diphtheria, and tuberculosis. Health workers use Medic Mobile to increase coverage for childhood immunization by registering every infant and supporting on-time appointments with automated messaging.

Disease surveillance Help more people receive treatment. In Namitete, Malawi, 250,000 people are served by a single hospital. For some people it's a 100-mile journey to get there. There are high rates of tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and malaria, and it can be challenging to detect, report, and treat illnesses. In Namitete and around the world, health workers use Medic Mobile to report symptoms to the nearest clinic, receive advice about treatment and emergency referrals, and provide information about the disease burden in their community.

Stock monitoring Stop stockouts and improve access to medicines. Stockouts for essential medicines can have life-threatening consequences. A study by Oxfam found that in Malawi, only nine percent of local health facilities had a full complement of essential drugs, including antibiotics and vaccines. Health workers and patients are now using Medic Mobile to report stock levels every week, manage stockout events, monitor dashboards, and guide distribution to ensure access.

Stock monitoring Health workers assess demand for family planning services; guide health workers and clients through method selection; guide health workers to provide on-site delivery of supplies; refer clients to facilities; ensure timely follow-up visits at the doorstep of families homes in last mile settings.

Awards[edit]

Partners[edit]

Africa[edit]

Partners[3]
COUNTRY PARTNER
Ghana Africa ICT Right
Kenya African Palliative Care Association
Malawi and Ethiopia Amref Health Africa
Uganda BRAC International
Uganda Bushenyi Medical Center
Ghana Catholic Relief Services
Liberia Child Fund
Malawi Children of Blessing Trust
Kenya Christian Aid
Kenya and Zambia CMMB
Kenya Doctors Worldwide
Tanzania Each Woman Health Project (IMCHA)
Kenya FHI 360
Kenya HealthRight International
Togo Integrate Health
Kenya International Medical Corps (IMC)
Senegal IntraHealth
Nigeria Ipas
Kenya IsraAID
Malawi Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Kenya Lighthouse (Kamuzu Central Hospital)
Kenya KEMRI-Wellcome
Uganda Kabwohe Clinical Research Center
Kenya Kilifi Kids
Malawi Kindle Orphan Outreach
Kenya Kisumu Medical and Education Trust (KMET)
Malawi Knowledge for Health (K4Health)
Liberia Last Mile Health
Kenya and Uganda Living Goods
Kenya Makueni District Ministry of Health
Mali Mali Health Organizing Project (MHOP)
Malawi and Nigeria Management Sciences for Health
Kenya Marie Stopes International
Kenya Ministry of Health Siaya County
Mali Muso
Kenya Nexleaf Analytics
Kenya PeaceTXT
Kenya Plan International
Cameroon and Mali Population Services International
Democratic Republic of the Congo Resolve Network
Kenya Resurge Children East Africa
Uganda RootChange & ChildFund Uganda
Ghana Rural Health Collaborative
Tanzania Saving Mothers Project (Amref, Shirati Hospital, Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief, University of Bruyere)
Malawi St. Gabriel’s Hospital
Uganda StrongMinds
Democratic Republic of Congo United Methodist Communications
Mali United Nations Population Fund
Burundi Village Health Works

Asia[edit]

Partners[3]
PARTNER COUNTRY
Barefoot College India
Care Nepal Nepal
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and WHO Nepal
Christian Medical College, Vellore India
DMF (Developmental Medical Foundation) India
Doctors for You India
East Bali Poverty Project Indonesia
Emmanuel Hospital Association India
Evangelical Mission Hospital, Tilda India
Fred Hollows Foundation Nepal
HOPE Foundation for Women and Children of Bangladesh Bangladesh
Ipas Nepal and India
Karuna Foundation (KFN) Nepal
Maitrimanthan India
Manbhum Anada Ashram Nityanda Trust (MANT) India
Midwifery Association of Pakistan Pakistan
Ministry of Health Nepal
MINDS India
miraclefeet India
Nepal Fertility Care Centre Nepal
One Heart World-Wide Nepal
Padhar Hospital India
Possible Nepal
Rockefeller Foundation India
Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology Nepal
Timor Tengah Selatan District Health Office Indonesia
UNICEF Nepal
Universitas Indonesia Indonesia
WHO IPD (Rasuwa) Nepal

Americas[edit]

Partners[3]
PARTNER COUNTRY
Becton, Dickinson and Company Panama
Children in Crisis (Stanford) Guatemala
Cure Violence USA
Global Healing Honduras
MASS Design Haiti
Mission 4636 Haiti
San Mateo Medical Center USA
Stanford Hospital USA

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Medic Mobile". medicmobile.org. Retrieved 2019-01-19.
  2. ^ "Skoll | Medic Mobile". Retrieved 2019-04-02.
  3. ^ a b c "Our partners". medicmobile.org. Retrieved 2019-01-18.

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