Fondation Pierre Fabre

To facilitate access to information on the health condition of a person through a “Shuttle card” by health professionals

Main beneficiary country:

About the sponsor


Sector: Industrial: Startups, enterprises, etc.

Country of origin: Mali

The organisation has:

Full-Time Equivalents
Service provider

Initiative overview

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Primary healthcare
  • Malaria/paludism
  • Vaccination
  • Cardiovascular illnesses
  • Cancer
  • Oral health
  • Dermatology
  • Mental health
  • Ophthalmology
  • Emergency services
  • any kind of pathology

Stage of development:

  • Pilot project/testing/trials

Area where initiative is utilised

  • National (in one country only)

Initiative start date

  • 10/01/2018


Financing method

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

Economic model(s)

  • Income generated by beneficiaries
  • Sales of data analysis

About the initiative

The consumers of the healthcare service are both insured and non-insured people. They are characterised by a lack of previous information about their health:

  • In the event of an accident where the person is unconscious,
  • In the event of illiterate patients,
  • In the event that the patients are disabled and cannot express themselves independently.

In view of these difficulties, as the medical profession does not have all the patient's information, medical errors may be encountered.

The idea is to provide a service in order to facilitate access to information on the health status of a person through a “Shuttle card” by health professionals. This way, the patient records their data via a free platform, this data is then summarised in a “Shuttle card”, which is coded with a QR code and therefore accessible to licensed healthcare professionals.

“The Shuttle card” comes from a free web and mobile platform which, once filled in by any member (registration, modification, consultation, medical follow-up) with a distinction of status between medical and non-medical staff, allows you to have a database and a history of your health condition at any time "T". From this information a QR-CODE is generated, a unique identifier that can be displayed behind any medium of the member's choice (telephones, key rings, bracelets, etc.). Via the scan of your QR-CODE, all healthcare staff can access the “Shuttle card” which provides general information on the patient, which would be necessary to establish a diagnosis. This scan can be done with any type of smartphone or tablet, with any QR-CODE reading application

The registered patients also receive complete medical follow-up notifications for a better understanding of their health at all times.

Fields of application:

Information, education and communication for behaviour change (IEC) - Patient monitoring and medical data

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)
  • Entire population
  • Sick people
  • Dependents/persons with disabilities

Initiative objectives

  • Decreased mortality
  • Decreased morbidity
  • Improved treatment
  • - Make accessible in a reduced time all information on a patient's state of health (saving time in patient consultation). - Improve the medical follow-up of all patients and thus reduce the rate of medical errors. - Having a good database on the health status of populations in general.

Key figures

80 Number of beneficiaries since launch

10 Number of users per Month

Materials used

  • Smartphone
  • Tablet
  • Computer

Technologies used

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

Offline use


Open Source


Open Data


Independent evaluation