Cumii Connected Health for Chronic Disease Management

Using Internet of Things to improve the quality of chronic disease management

Project start date : 16/11/2015

Last updated : 16/03/2022

Beneficiary country : Zimbabwe Zambia Tanzania, United Republic of

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Primary healthcare
  • Chronic diseases
  • Cardiovascular illnesses

Fields of application

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

Stage of development

  • Routine project/operational

Financing method

  • Private (private investors, crowdfunding, philanthropy, etc.)

Area where the project is utilised

  • International (in several countries)

Economic model(s)

  • Other (please specify)

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)
  • Sick people
  • Patient family/entourage

Project objectives

  • Decreased mortality
  • Decreased morbidity
  • Improved treatment
  • Other (please explain)

Materials used

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

Technologies used

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

Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation


About the sponsor

Cumii International

Cumii is a pan African technology company under the Econet Global Group, which invested in leveraging ICT for a wide range of health purposes from health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis and management. This is through application of various eHealth services including Telemedicine, mHealth and the Internet of Things.

Sector : Industrial (Startups, enterprises, etc.)

Country of origin : South Africa

Contact : Sponsor website Project website


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