In 2012, Mozambique’s Department of Health and the GAVI Alliance, in partnership with Vodafone, agreed to embark on a pilot project starting in 2013. Vodafone would contribute $1.5 million in services over three years through GAVI’s Matching Fund to Mozambique’s Ministry.
The aim is to use mobile phones to improve data accuracy, increase immunisation rates, reduce the report lag time from the field and reduce stock wastage. Plans for the project include registering parents and caregivers and then using mobile phones to inform them about the importance of immunisation and alert them when it is time for their children to be immunised.
In addition, health workers will be provided with mobile phones equipped with special software that enables them to access patient information, schedule appointments, monitor stocks and order vaccines.
|Location||Mozambique, Southern Africa|
|Value||USD 3 Million|