Cellal E Kisal

Underscoring access to a quality maternal and infant health services offer by establishing an ICT offer

Project start date : 16/04/2015

Beneficiary country : Senegal

Healthcare themes targeted

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

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

  • Public (grant/subsidies, call for proposals/call for tender, etc.)
  • Private (private investors, crowdfunding, philanthropy, etc.)

Area where the project is utilised

  • National (in one country only)

Economic model(s)

  • Subsidies

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)
  • Pregnant women
  • Young children (0-5 years)
  • Patient family/entourage

Project objectives

  • Decreased mortality
  • Decreased morbidity
  • Improved treatment

Materials used

  • Cellular (mobile) phone
  • Tablet
  • Computer
  • Connected objects

Technologies used

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

About the sponsor


AMREF is the number one African health NGO, with 162 programmes implemented in 2015 to benefit 9 million people in nearly 35 African countries. The programmes, in partnership with local authorities and with enthusiastic backing from communities, address two key public health priorities: maternal and child health and the training of health personnel. Since July 2011, Amref Health Africa in West Africa has been running pioneering projects to offer innovative solutions, working towards more sustainable health systems for Senegal (healthcare personnel skills development programme, community health, WASH, mobile medicine, etc.).

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

Country of origin : France

Contact : Sponsor website Project website

Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation



  • Ministère de la Santé et de l’Action Sociale du Sénégal (et ses instances décentralisées : Région médicale)

    Healthcare (professionals and structures)

  • Handicap International

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

  • Télémédecine Technologies

    Industrial (Startups, enterprises, etc.)

  • Club Santé Afrique

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

  • Principauté de Monaco