Réseau DrépanoMRS

Promoting better access to treatment for sickle cell anaemia patients in Madagascar

Project start date : 04/07/2016

Beneficiary country : Madagascar

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Mother and child health
  • Chronic diseases

Fields of application

  • Telemedicine (remote diagnosis and consultations)
  • Patient monitoring and medical data

Stage of development

  • Pilot project/testing/trials

Financing method

  • NGO
  • Intergovernmental or international agency

Area where the project is utilised

  • National (in one country only)

Economic model(s)

  • Income generated by beneficiaries
  • Subsidies
  • Donations

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)
  • Sick people
  • Pregnant women
  • Children - adolescents (ages 6-18)
  • Young children (0-5 years)
  • Patient family/entourage

Project objectives

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

Materials used

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

Technologies used

  • Mobile telecommunications (without data connection)
  • Internet

About the sponsor

Laboratoire LARTIC

The LARTIC Lab (Support Lab for Research in ICT) was founded in the Antsakaviro Medical Faculty in the year 2000. It is a medical IT research lab made up of three research, development, and training teams: CERVOMED stands for Conception – Etude – Réalisation à VOcation MEDicale (Medical Design, Research, and Development). This unit forms the lab’s nerve centre. It is managed by three assistant physicians in medical IT research, supervised by the head of the Medical Multimedia Design (COMMED) laboratory, a unit specialising in medical multimedia projects. The unit also has a training room. CYBERMED is a centre where students, researchers, and teaching staff can search for books and documentation online.

Sector : Academic entities (Universities, research laboratories, etc)

Country of origin : Madagascar

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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