Fondation Pierre Fabre

Information, awareness-raising and advisory service in the field of health for the entire population

Main beneficiary country:
Côte d’Ivoire

About the sponsor


Sycelim Technologies is an IT company, specialized in development (web, mobile and software), computer systems and networks. Winner of season 1 of the Orange Fab program, thanks to its Sycelim e-health solution for medical insurance management, Sycelim Technologies has specialized in recent years in the design of solutions in the fields of health and health insurance.

Sector: Industrial: Startups, enterprises, etc.

Country of origin: Côte d’Ivoire

The organisation has:

Full-Time Equivalents
Service provider

Initiative overview

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Mother and child health
  • Nutrition
  • Malaria/paludism
  • Infectious diseases
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Vaccination
  • Chronic diseases
  • Cardiovascular illnesses
  • Cancer
  • Oral health
  • Dermatology
  • Ophthalmology

Stage of development:

  • Routine project/operational

Area where initiative is utilised

  • National (in one country only)

Initiative start date

  • 06/30/2017


Financing method

  • Private (private investors, crowdfunding, philanthropy, etc.)

Economic model(s)

  • Income generated by beneficiaries

About the initiative

This initiative solves the lack of information and misinformation of populations on frequent pathologies and good health practices.

"Alerte SMS e-Santé" is a service which aims to inform, raise awareness and advise on good health practices via SMS and USSD. This service is carried out in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene of Cote d´Ivoire and mobile operators.

To access the service, populations must subscribe with their mobile phones via USSD syntax or send an SMS and they receive five (5) messages by SMS each week. The messages sent are prepared by the services of the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene in Cote d´Ivoire as well as the health organizations recognized by the said ministry.

This solution makes it possible to reach populations even in the most remote hamlets, without internet connection and with basic phones.

Fields of application:

Information, education and communication for behaviour change (IEC)

Target audience

  • Entire population

Initiative objectives

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

Key figures

35589 Number of beneficiaries since launch

Materials used

  • Cellular (mobile) phone

Technologies used

  • Mobile telecommunications (without data connection)

Offline use


Open Source


Open Data


Independent evaluation



Ministere de la santé et de l'hygene public Côte d'Ivoire

Organizational: Communities, public authorities, NGOs, associations, foundations, etc.

Orange Côte d'Ivoire

Industrial: Startups, enterprises, etc.