Combining mobile technologies, health micro-insurance and preventive monitoring to fight against preventable deaths among young people
Project start date : 01/01/2010
Beneficiary country : Mali Burkina Faso
About the project
Djantoli is a French NGO that was founded in September 2007, and its mission is to reduce infant and child mortality by facilitating access to preventive healthcare. Djantoli began with a basic idea: monitoring. It has since created a method of monitoring, notification and access to medical care, which helps to protect children’s health. Djantoli runs a network of professional health mediation officers (AMS) who are responsible for carrying out regular health monitoring on young children, to facilitate rapid screening for diseases, educate families on prevention and refer them to appropriate healthcare and social facilities. The association has developed an “electronic medical record” tool to facilitate monitoring, screening and early warning of illness. The data is collected in a mobile application by the AMS and can be consulted by health centres. Djantoli offers health insurance schemes to facilitate financial access to care and helps primary healthcare partners to improve their care offer.The Android application allows peripatetic agents to: – Record key child health data (weight, brachial perimeter, key symptoms) at each home visit – Identify risks to the child’s health – Follow-up on vaccinations (reminders and alerts) – Guide agents in their role to promote health education – Manage subscriptions to the service and collect membership fees.It allows caregivers to: – View the records of at-risk children (automatically identified) – Record patient consultations (weight, height, medical history, comments, etc.) – Generate invitations – Consult the patient’s historical data.
In West Africa, one in eight children still die today before their fifth birthday. In 60% of cases, of a disease that is easy to prevent or cure in existing local healthcare centres, at an affordable cost. For cultural, educational, geographical or financial reasons, populations avoid or delay accessing this healthcare. Djantoli is working to lift the barriers of access to healthcare for informal and indigenous populations.
The objective of Djantoli is to monitor the health situation and preventive practices of families, in order to facilitate the rapid detection of diseases and make it easier for populations to meet the costs of medical care. By combining prevention and treatment, and providing families with an “all inclusive” service at an affordable price, the association brings a unique health offer that differs from traditional community healthcare proposals in its market-based approach (social enterprise) and from existing social protection systems because it has a preventive element, which is key for ensuring stable health insurance systems that have a positive impact on people’s health. Djantoli also promotes a sustainable change in the behaviour of the players through its mediation efforts in the area of healthcare and the support it offers to populations and health centres over the long term.
52 Full-Time equivalents
37 Service providers
Number of beneficiaries since launch