cStock Approach: use of mobile technology, user friendly dashboards and Quality improvement techniques to ensure lifesaving health commodities are available at the community

Ensuring lifesaving health commodities are available at the community

Project start date : 01/04/2017

Beneficiary country : Kenya

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Mother and child health
  • Primary healthcare
  • Nutrition
  • Malaria/paludism
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Access to quality medicines/pharmacies

Fields of application

  • Health professional training
  • Information, education and communication for behaviour change (IEC)

Stage of development

  • Pilot project/testing/trials

Financing method

  • Intergovernmental or international agency

Area where the project is utilised

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

Economic model(s)

Target audience

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

Project objectives

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

Materials used

  • Cellular (mobile) phone
  • Smartphone
  • Tablet

Technologies used

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

About the sponsor

inSupply Health

inSupply Health is an independent supply chain advisory firm, affiliated with JSI Research [&] Training Institute, Inc., based in East Africa. inSupply Health has long-standing relationships, networks and understands the local context. inSupply Health works closely with its clients to pioneer new and customized solutions to improve their health supply chains. “We are passionate and radically practical about technology and innovation – we quickly navigate the landscape and adapt solutions for the local context, with a view to efficiency and sustainability”. Services offering include assessing the health and maturity of supply chains, designing more effective approaches for using data for management, building supply chain capacity in staff and organizations and forecasting health commodity needs.

Sector : Healthcare (professionals and structures)

Country of origin : Afghanistan

Contact : Sponsor website Project website

Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation

Yes, evaluated independently


  • Aura safira consulting

    Healthcare (professionals and structures)