IntelliSOFT among four Africa-based digital health entrepreneurs listed by PATH building tools to support community health workers. The organizations have been awarded funding to expand these tools for community health.
We are proud to announce that IntelliSOFT Consulting Ltd is one of four Africa-based organizations that PATH, in partnership with Medic, recently awarded with funding to expand their digital health solutions for community health. The award is part of the Digital Health Ecosystem (DHE) project, funded by the Bayer Foundation and designed to spur digital health entrepreneurship in low- and middle-income nations (LMICs).
PATH and Medic launched the DHE Project to promote the widespread use of common open-source software platforms. The project will aid local entrepreneurs and software developers by enabling faster and wider adoption of new tools, ensuring their sustainability, and making it easier to adapt the tools in response to health system needs.
The funding will support African digital health entrepreneurs in building solutions using the Community Health Toolkit (CHT), a common open-source platform managed by Medic. The CHT is a scalable digital solution designed specifically for use by community health workers and will ensure they have the tools to improve the quality, speed, and access of equitable care to their communities. It will also provide developers an economically viable digital foundation for their applications.
What does this funding mean for IntelliSOFT?
IntelliSOFT is a software development company that focuses on designing, developing, implementing, supporting, and maintaining locally sustainable digital health solutions, particularly for LMICs. These solutions will help healthcare providers in LMICs improve the quality of patient care.
In order to primarily enhance the provision of antenatal care, we have developed Mama’s Hub, a Maternal Health Information System (MHIS) designed for use in low resource healthcare facilities. The system, implemented by Kabarak University, through funding from the National Research Fund of Kenya (NRF), focuses on digitizing Kenya’s Ministry of Health Mother and Child Booklet.
Mama’s Hub addresses the specific challenge of information management (collection, storage, analysis and dissemination) in the area of maternal health as a means to the provision of better services to mothers and their children.
Through the DHE project, we will further develop the Mama’s Hub materials and documentation to guide integration into eCHIS. We will also develop a pharmacovigilance module for CHT and prepare a scaling and sustainability plan for IntelliSOFT as a whole.