Medic Mobile is a 501(c)(3) public charity technology company specializing in mHealth. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.