mHealth Tanzania Public-Private Partnership

The program enables health workers to collect data about disease in their area using mobile phones.

mHealth Tanzania Public-Private Partnership

The partnership enables health workers to collect data about infection rates for malaria, cholera, measles, typhoid and other diseases in their area through mobile phones. The phones are connected to an Interactive Voice Response system that requires health workers to call in and answer a standard set of questions. The verbal system makes it easy for community health workers with varying levels of literacy to provide accurate data without having to read and decipher paper forms or key-in data. The Interactive Voice Response software automatically aggregates the data and sends text messages alerting officials of immediately observed diseases.

Partners

  • U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

    Government
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the U.S. Government initiative to help save the lives of those suffering from HIV/AIDS around the world. This historic commitment...

  • CDC Foundation

    Implementing NGO, Foundation, Advocacy NGO
    United States | Staff size: 51-100

    The CDC Foundation is an independent nonprofit and the sole entity created by Congress to mobilize philanthropic and private-sector resources to support the Centers for Disease Control and...

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Key Information

LocationEastern Africa, Tanzania
StatusActive
  • Start Date 2009
Sectors