Innovation pour la Santé des Mères et des Enfants du Togo (ISME-Togo)

Telemedicine for the care of pregnant women and children under 5 years living in areas more than 5Km away from a peripheral health care unit

Project start date : 01/10/2019

Beneficiary country : Togo

Healthcare themes targeted

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

Fields of application

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

Stage of development

  • Pilot project/testing/trials

Financing method

  • Government agency (USAID, etc.)

Area where the project is utilised

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

Economic model(s)

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

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)
  • Pregnant women
  • Young children (0-5 years)

Project objectives

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

Materials used

  • Smartphone
  • Tablet

Technologies used

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

About the sponsor

Le Coursier d'Hôpital International/Togo (CH-INTERNATIONAL/TOGO)

Le Coursier d’Hôpital International/Togo is an association under Togolese law created in 2014 to work for the well-being of the population and to facilitate the life of patients and health practitioners. It is involved in health and hygiene, among other areas.
It is present in health facilities in Lomé as a partner in the medical monitoring of vulnerable populations such as pregnant women, children, the elderly and people with disabilities. In this sense, it works to promote access to care for vulnerable populations by facilitating their medical path through the work of medical facilitators, a new medical profile it has created within the health system. The aim is to position trained volunteers called medical facilitators in health facilities for the rapid care of pregnant women, children, people with disabilities, the elderly and emergency cases.
Since March 2018, it has been providing monitoring in remote areas thanks to digital technology, while promoting the skills of health system players in this field. Their social mission by investing in digital health is to allow African populations, especially those living in rural areas, the luxury of having a family doctor thanks to an application called Dokita Eyes (Les Yeux du Docteur).

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

Country of origin :

Contact : Sponsor website Project website

Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation

Yes, auto-evaluated or evaluated by a related organization


  • Ambassade de France au Togo

  • Ministère de la santé et de l'hygiène publique

  • Ministère des Postes et de l'economie numérique

  • Ministère de l'administration térritoriale et des collectivités locales