Innovating Mobile Tools to Improve Community Health Care Delivery in Africa

A mHealth platform to improve access to community health care for millions of people in Sub-Saharan Africa

Project start date : 30/04/2016

Beneficiary country : Kenya Uganda

Healthcare themes targeted

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

Fields of application

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

Stage of development

  • Routine project/operational

Financing method

  • Public (grant/subsidies, call for proposals/call for tender, etc.)
  • Private (private investors, crowdfunding, philanthropy, etc.)
  • Government agency (USAID, etc.)
  • Intergovernmental or international agency

Area where the project is utilised

  • International (in several countries)

Economic model(s)

  • Income generated by beneficiaries
  • Revenue generated by the beneficiaries/healthcare facilities
  • Donations

Target audience

  • Pregnant women
  • Young children (0-5 years)

Project objectives

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

Materials used

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

Technologies used

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

About the sponsor

Living Goods

Living Goods supports and manages digitally-enabled community health workers (CHWs) to deliver dramatically better health outcomes at a significantly lower cost than facility-based care.
Living Goods aims to reach, through innovation, more than 21 million people with access to affordable, high-quality care in their community by 2021. Over the next three years, Living Goods will significantly strengthen its existing mHealth platform and expand its tech capacity and services – it will leverage its data and analytics to better target high-risk clients and better integrate new health services. Since community health is less structured and less institutionalized than other aspects of the health system in developing countries, technological innovations can help to its enhancement.

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

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Contact : Sponsor website Project website

Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation

Yes, auto-evaluated or evaluated by a related organization


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