Project Date

2019-Current

Project Sector

Health systems strengthening

Beneficiaries

238,000

AFYA-TEK

Digitally-enabling a primary health system to save lives

Leveraging Simprints biometrics, AI-powered diagnosis and decision-support, referral coordination, and user performance dashboards, Apotheker Consultancy and D-Tree International have created an integrated digital health system to support health workers assess danger signs in vulnerable populations and access services in both the public and private sectors in Kibaha district. CHWs, health facility staff, and private drug shop dispensers will utilise the system to manage patient care, including confirming referral linkages and communication throughout the primary health system.

Challenge

System fragmentation is a crippling obstacle to lifelong access to essential services for the world’s poorest. Lack of reliable identification and unique patient records across multiple layers of a healthcare system leads to several people falling through the cracks between each layer of the system, and receiving inefficient or inappropriate care.

Opportunity

Leveraging Simprints biometrics, AI-powered analytics, diagnosis and decision-support, referral coordination, and user performance data dashboards, Apotheker Consultancy and D-Tree International has created an integrated digital health system to support health workers assess danger signs in vulnerable populations and access services in both the public and private sectors in Kibaha district. CHWs, health facility staff, and private drug shops will utilise the system to manage patient care, including confirming referral linkages and communication throughout the primary health system. This digitally-enabled continuum of care will help save lives and improve the health and wellbeing of children, adolescents, and their families.

Results

TBD

Looking ahead

Through this project, the partnership aims to generate learnings about the acceptability, usability, and scalability of a digitised, people-centered healthcare system and artificial intelligence tools and how they may amplify health improvements in Tanzania.

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