rCHMIS in Uganda
A Community Health Information System to address the strategic and operational gaps within the health care system in refugee settlements in Uganda (rCHMIS).
Project start date : 01/08/2022
Beneficiary country : Uganda
About the project
The rCHMIS platform is a combination of tools that support real-time data for decisions at the household level, as well as for the health system managers in the settlements.
A mobile-based application for the community health volunteers or “VHTs” to deliver doorstep preventive, curative and palliative care to every member of the community. The mobile application’s offline-first workflows are designed as care guides to support delivery of high quality and evidence-based care to community members and patients.
Aggregated programme dashboards for supervisors and other health programme personnel to provide insights that support impact monitoring and health programme quality of care and services. The dashboard merges with the active mobile app to complete a comprehensive health information system that allows all settlement partners to monitor programme activity in a single place.
Since 2022, the solution has been commissioned by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to replace what was left of the fragmented community health information system supporting refugee settlements in Uganda. The solution supports programmes with precision delivery of primary health care in local refugee communities. Areas of focus include Wellbeing (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH); Sexual and Gender Based Violence [SGBV]); Child Health (Integrated Community Case Management [iCCM+]); Maternal Health (Antenatal and Postnatal Care, Family Planning [FP], Child nutrition and Follow up); Infectious diseases (HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis, Malaria & diarrhoea) and Non-Communicable Diseases.
The solution attempts to solve persistent health system challenges and lack of information, generates demand for local health facilities, and supports community-based interventions against disease outbreaks. It also increases the delivery of Primary Health Care initiatives in the refugee settlements and supports targeted responses to health system emergencies.
N/C Full-Time equivalents
4 Service providers
Number of beneficiaries since launch