Jamii ni Afya in Zanzibar

Jamii ni Afya is a comprehensive digital system supporting community health volunteers and their supervisors with case management, decision support, referral coordination, work planning and performance monitoring in Zanzibar.


Project start date : 02/01/2010

Beneficiary country : Tanzania, United Republic of

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Mother and child health
  • Primary healthcare
  • Nutrition
  • Malaria/paludism
  • Infectious diseases
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Vaccination
  • Cancer

Fields of application

  • Health professional training
  • 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.)
  • NGO
  • Government agency (USAID, etc.)
  • Intergovernmental or international agency

Area where the project is utilised

  • National (in one country only)

Economic model(s)

  • Subsidies
  • Donations

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)
  • Entire population

Project objectives

  • Decreased mortality

Materials used

  • Smartphone

Technologies used

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

About the sponsor


D-tree is a global organization committed to strengthening health systems in low- and middle-income countries.
Our work is dedicated to the achievement of universal health coverage (UHC) and ensuring that everyone has access to the quality care they need to live longer and healthier lives. Our goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of 10 million people by 2025, working in partnership with governments, ministries and non-state actors and gathering evidence on our model to advance the field. Since our inception, D-tree has worked in over 16 countries around the world. We are currently focusing our model of sustainable, digital health system transformation in 4 geographies: Zanzibar, mainland Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.

Digital health has a significant role to play in achieving UHC, but we view it as a health system enabler, not a solution in and of itself. It is only when we take a holistic and rights‑based approach to digital transformation — focusing on health system strengthening and designing context-appropriate, government-led solutions that digital systems can lead to transformational change. With this in mind, we are in it for the long-run. We serve as a trusted partner to governments across the entire process of healthcare improvement — together envisioning what’s possible, testing, integrating and scaling digital innovation within their health system.

Our expertise in both digital technology and public health allows us to guide governments and partners to identify the right digital solutions that meet their unique needs and achieve lasting impact. This requires significant work to understand the local context, independent of technology at first, and then co-designing solutions with users to ensure that they address real needs.

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

Country of origin : United States of America (the)

Contact : Sponsor website Project website

Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation

Yes, auto-evaluated or evaluated by a related organization