The Dig­i­tal Pub­lic Goods Alliance Hon­ors Two Appli­ca­tions Devel­oped  by Intel­liSOFT

Intel­liSOFT Con­sult­ing Lim­it­ed is com­mit­ted to design­ing, devel­op­ing and imple­ment­ing local­ly sus­tain­able dig­i­tal health solu­tions, par­tic­u­lar­ly for Low to Medi­um Income Coun­tries (LMICs). Through these solu­tions, health­care providers in LMICs can improve the qual­i­ty of patient care.

The Dig­i­tal Pub­lic Goods Alliance DPG Reg­istry now includes two projects that we have devel­oped; these are

  1. The New­born Nutri­tion Ref­er­ence Appli­ca­tion, built on the New­born Nutri­tion Dig­i­tal Accel­er­a­tor Kit (NNDAK) inno­va­tion that was devel­oped and is owned by PATH and the Philips Foun­da­tion.
  2. The Phar­ma­covig­i­lance Elec­tron­ic Report­ing Tool (PvERS II), owned by the Phar­ma­cy and Poi­sons Board of Kenya.

More about the projects is includ­ed fur­ther along this arti­cle.

Being recog­nised as a DPG increas­es the vis­i­bil­i­ty, sup­port for, and promi­nence of open projects that have the poten­tial to tack­le glob­al chal­lenges. To guar­an­tee that projects actu­al­ly embody open source ideals, all projects must adhere to the DPG Stan­dard in order to be con­sid­ered a dig­i­tal pub­lic good.

The goal of the DPGA and its reg­istry is to pro­mote dig­i­tal pub­lic goods in order to cre­ate a more equi­table world. DPG is defined as open source soft­ware, open data, open AI mod­els, open stan­dards, and open con­tent that adhere to pri­va­cy and oth­er applic­a­ble laws and best prac­tices, do no harm, and help attain the SDGs.

The DPG stan­dard is a set of spec­i­fi­ca­tions and guide­lines designed to ensure a dig­i­tal solu­tion meets the cri­te­ria for being a “dig­i­tal pub­lic good” and is high­ly rel­e­vant to achiev­ing the Unit­ed Nations 2030 Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Goals (SDGs). We are pleased to announce that both of our projects met the nec­es­sary require­ments to be rec­og­nized as dig­i­tal pub­lic goods.

About our projects

The NNDAK ref­er­ence appli­ca­tion tracks, mea­sures, trou­bleshoots and visu­al­izes feed­ing of vul­ner­a­ble infants. It is intend­ed to make data col­lec­tion more effi­cient and to cre­ate data visu­al­iza­tion that aids health­care pro­fes­sion­als in mak­ing the best clin­i­cal deci­sions. Through these visu­al­iza­tions, health­care providers are able to mon­i­tor the growth and health of each infant and pre­cise­ly assess their nutri­tion­al needs. To ensure suc­cess at sus­tain­able design, devel­op­ment, deploy­ment, use, sup­port, and main­te­nance, the appli­ca­tion com­plies with the WHO SMART guide­lines and ful­ly embraces the Prin­ci­ples for Dig­i­tal Devel­op­ment.

The Phar­ma­covig­i­lance Elec­tron­ic Report­ing Tool (PvERS II) is a web and mobile-based solu­tion that offers report­ing and mon­i­tor­ing func­tions for con­sumer report­ing in phar­ma­covig­i­lance as well as indi­vid­ual case study reports (ICSR). The PvERS tool is an upgrade of the PvERS appli­ca­tion built in 2012 that now sup­ports report­ing of adverse events fol­low­ing immu­niza­tion. The tool allows health care work­ers and pro­fes­sion­als to sub­mit reports, and allows patients or any mem­ber of the pub­lic to report any cas­es of adverse drug reac­tions or inci­dents involv­ing med­ical devices.

Hav­ing our projects being recog­nised as dig­i­tal pub­lic goods means that our prod­ucts meet inter­na­tion­al stan­dards and are improv­ing health out­comes and mak­ing work eas­i­er for health­care pro­fes­sion­als. We are at the fore­front of ensur­ing that there is avail­abil­i­ty of adapt­able and sus­tain­able solu­tions for imple­men­ta­tion and use in low and mid­dle income coun­tries.

For any inquiries on NNDAK and PvERS II, please reach out to Steven Wany­ee ( or Susan Gathu (

About Dig­i­tal Pub­lic Goods Alliance (DPGA)

The Dig­i­tal Pub­lic Goods Alliance is a mul­ti-stake­hold­er ini­tia­tive endorsed by the Unit­ed Nations Sec­re­tary-Gen­er­al, work­ing to accel­er­ate the attain­ment of the Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Goals in low- and mid­dle-income coun­tries by facil­i­tat­ing the dis­cov­ery, devel­op­ment, use of, and invest­ment in dig­i­tal pub­lic goods.

For more infor­ma­tion on the Dig­i­tal Pub­lic Goods Alliance please reach out to


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