Bornfyne: prenatal management system in Cameroon

A real-time web portal prenatal management system integrated into a two-way interactive mobile application called BornFyne-PNMS.

Project start date :

Beneficiary country : Cameroon

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Mother and child health
  • Primary healthcare
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Emergency services

Fields of application

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

Stage of development

  • Pilot project/testing/trials

Financing method

  • NGO

Area where the project is utilised

  • Provincial/regional (in one region of a single country)

Economic model(s)

  • Revenue generated by the beneficiaries/healthcare facilities
  • Subsidies

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)
  • Pregnant women

Project objectives

  • Decreased mortality
  • Decreased morbidity
  • Improved treatment

Materials used

  • Cellular (mobile) phone
  • Smartphone
  • Tablet
  • Computer

Technologies used

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

About the sponsor

Centre international de recherche, d'éducation et de soins (Cires)

The International Centre for Research, Education and Care (Cires) is a non-profit medical association established in August 2015 to contribute towards improving the response to the needs of patients living in tropical environments, with a particular focus on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The Cires’ action strategy is based on a response centred on patients’ needs, a synergy of action between research, innovation, training and care, and finally networking.

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

Country of origin : Cameroon

Contact : Sponsor website Project website

Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation

Yes, evaluated independently


  • University of Ottawa, Ottawa Canada

    Academic entities (Universities, research laboratories, etc)

  • Denis and Lenora Foretia Foundation

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

  • Ministry of Public Health

    Healthcare (professionals and structures)

  • Donwel Systems

    Industrial (Startups, enterprises, etc.)

  • Health Promotion Alliance Cameroon (HPAC)

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