FONGWAMA : Programme de lutte contre le paludisme

Actively working to reinforce the fight against malaria in Congo

Project start date : 22/06/2015

Beneficiary country : Congo (the)

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Primary healthcare
  • Malaria/paludism
  • Access to quality medicines/pharmacies

Fields of application

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

Stage of development

  • Pilot project/testing/trials

Financing method

  • 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)
  • Entire population
  • Sick people
  • Other

Project objectives

  • Improved treatment
  • Other (please explain)

Materials used

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

Technologies used

  • Geolocation
  • Mobile app (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, HTML5, etc.)

About the sponsor


Fongwama, which means ‘to become open to’ in Lingala, is the Congolese platform for free software development. This association, an initiative of the Fondation ECAir and the Skepsos firm, joined forces with the Congolese Foundation for Medical Research (FCRM) and the Azur Foundation to develop mobile applications to help fight malaria. The community pools its skills to provide new, royalty-free solutions. Fongwama organises and hosts events (such as the HealthHack) to give everyone the chance to become open to a new way of thinking, sharing and, above all, using their knowledge and skills to serve others.

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

Country of origin : Congo (the)

Contact : Sponsor website Project website

Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation



  • Programme National de Lutte contre le Paludisme

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

  • Skepsos (cabinet de conseil)

    Industrial (Startups, enterprises, etc.)

  • Fondation Congolaise pour la Recherche Médicale (recherche santé)

    Healthcare (professionals and structures)

  • Fondation Azur (télécommunications)

    Industrial (Startups, enterprises, etc.)