Better information for better care
Main beneficiary country:Burkina Faso
Country of origin: Burkina Faso
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The problem solved by the initiative is one often overlooked by healthcare providers: the free flow of information for swift treatment and reducing expenditures related to the search for examinations or specialised services in an entire city. At the same time, the initiative is educational and informative for both the public and health personnel (especially students), as it provides guidance on the conditions to be met before carrying out certain examinations, which will avoid diagnostic errors, save time and promote better care.
At present, there is no solution to the problems in Africa. Most of the applications that we have seen simply give the healthcare centres’ geographic location, much like a mobile directory, but no application provides useful information on: * consultation days and hours, visiting days and hours, physician availability for medical procedures, and prices,* instructions, tube types, conditions for pursuing supplemental and other examinations . * health insurance providers and affiliated hospitals * medicines available in the country, prices * conferences available in the country to help students stay up-to-date. * a literature review to help healthcare professionals find documentation for their theses and dissertations. Our solution therefore attempts to cover most of the problems encountered by the public and by healthcare personnel as concerns information in the field. This solution is both informative and educational, which is a distinct advantage.
Health professional training - Information, education and communication for behaviour change (IEC) - Patient monitoring and medical data
403 Number of beneficiaries since launch
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Academic entities: Universities, research laboratories, etc.