Aga Khan Development Network eHealth Programme

Project start date : 20/06/2007

Beneficiary country : Afghanistan Kyrgyzstan Pakistan Tajikistan

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Mother and child health
  • Primary healthcare
  • Infectious diseases
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Chronic diseases
  • Cardiovascular illnesses
  • Oral health
  • Dermatology
  • Mental health
  • Ophthalmology
  • Emergency services

Fields of application

  • Health professional training
  • Telemedicine (remote diagnosis and consultations)
  • Information, education and communication for behaviour change (IEC)

Stage of development

  • Routine project/operational

Financing method

  • Public (grant/subsidies, call for proposals/call for tender, etc.)
  • Private (private investors, crowdfunding, philanthropy, etc.)
  • NGO
  • Government agency (USAID, etc.)
  • Intergovernmental or international agency

Area where the project is utilised

  • International (in several countries)

Economic model(s)

  • Revenue generated by the beneficiaries/healthcare facilities
  • Subsidies
  • Donations

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)
  • Entire population
  • Sick people
  • Dependents/persons with disabilities
  • Pregnant women
  • Children - adolescents (ages 6-18)
  • Young children (0-5 years)
  • Patient family/entourage

Project objectives

  • Decreased mortality
  • Decreased morbidity
  • Reduced suffering
  • Improved treatment

Materials used

  • Tablet
  • Computer
  • Connected objects

Technologies used

  • Mobile telecommunications (without data connection)
  • Internet
  • Mobile app (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, HTML5, etc.)

About the sponsor

Aga Khan Development Network eHealth Resource Centre

The Aga Khan Development Network eHealth Resource Centre (AKDN eHRC) drives improvements in access, quality, cost, efficiency and safety of health care through Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). AKDN eHRC supports its clients’ service delivery and research projects in Asia and Africa and promotes capacity building initiatives to benefit health care providers. Through its Innovation Lab, the Centre ideates, develops and tests high-impact, low-cost, innovative health care products. Leveraging the exponential growth in mobile technology, AKDN eHRC focuses on mobile application development to address health issues prevalent in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The Centre develops and implements mHealth apps to create awareness in target populations, streamline processes and empower governments to monitor their health care system. The aim is to strengthen health systems and improve health outcomes of poor and medically underserved communities. The Centre has developed its first online certificate course in eHealth. The course consists of 10 modules on various eHealth topics and a capstone module. It is designed to build the eHealth capacity of students and professionals from the health care sector and help them implement effective eHealth programmes in LMICs. The course was offered to AKDN members in 2015 and has opened to a global audience in 2016.

Sector : Institutions (Communities, public authorities, NGOs, foundations, etc.)

Country of origin : Pakistan

Contact : Sponsor website Project website

Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation

Yes, evaluated independently


  • Aga Khan Foundation

    Institutions (Communities, public authorities, NGOs, foundations, etc.)

  • Kyrgyz Republic

    Healthcare (professionals and structures)

  • Aga Khan Health Service

    Healthcare (professionals and structures)

  • Pakistan

    Healthcare (professionals and structures)

  • French Medical Institute for Children

    Healthcare (professionals and structures)

  • Aga Khan Health Service

    Healthcare (professionals and structures)

  • Afghanistan;

    Healthcare (professionals and structures)