Pediatric Outreach Telehealth Project

In Mali, one in five children does not reach the age of five. But 60% of these deaths are related to complications of simple diseases that would be easy to treat with medical resources available locally if they were detected and treated in time.

Pediatric Outreach Telehealth Project

The Pesinet Association's mission is to sustainably reduce the mortality of young children by promoting access to existing health systems. In partnership with local health schemes, Pesinet designs and rolls out local services for mothers and their children.

Pesinet has developed an innovative service to enable primary healthcare for children up to the age of five, using mobile and Internet technologies.

Using a simple mobile phone application, health data about the child (weight, stool etc.) are gathered regularly on the ground by monitoring agents and sent to a database which lets the local doctor monitor the child on a regular basis. When a child falls sick, it will be treated at a reduced price by the health center using a system of micro-health insurance.

For less than one euro a month, equivalent to an average day’s wage, families can afford a weekly home health checkup for the child by health staff, a free medical consultation if anomalies are detected remotely by the doctor, cheaper medicines to treat the child, and free follow-up consultations when necessary.

This project therefore improves the health monitoring of the child, make families more aware of the value of prevention, and accelerates the use of treatment when children fall ill.

The service is currently being used in three districts in the city center of Bamako, and has almost 900 subscriber children. The first impact outcomes are very encouraging:

  • 94% satisfaction rate among subscriber families.
  • Pesinet subscribers use care resources three times more than the average local children.

Partners

  • Ashoka

    Implementing NGO, Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    Ashoka, a registered 501c3 not-for-profit organization in the United States, is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs—men and women with system...

  • AstraZeneca

    Goods Supplier
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven, integrated biopharmaceutical company with the primary focus to discover, develop and commercialize prescription medicines for six important areas of...

  • Sanofi

    Goods Supplier
    Canada | Staff size: Unknown

    Sanofi S.A. is a French multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Paris, France, the world's fourth-largest by prescription sales. Sanofi engages in the research and development,...

  • Aviva

    Investment & Finance
    United Kingdom | Staff size: 10,000+

    Aviva is a British multinational insurance company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It has around 31 million customers across 16 countries. They provide around 31 million customers with...

  • Bel Foundation

    Foundation
    France | Staff size: Unknown

    Bel’s Corporate Foundation was created in May 2008 by the Bel group and its reference shareholder, Unibel. The Bel Foundation was created to promote a balanced diet and preserving the...

  • BICIM

    Investment & Finance
    Mali | Staff size: Unknown

    BICIM was established last January 23, 1998 in Mali. BICIM has developed a strategy focused on individual customers, professionals and businesses.

    Driven by dynamic growth...

  • Djantoli

    Advocacy NGO
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    In West Africa, 1 out of 6 children dies before the age of 5, and in 60% of the cases, death is caused by the complication of benign illnesses (malaria, respiratory infection, and diarrhea)....

  • Alcatel-Lucent Foundation

    Foundation
    United States | Staff size: 6-25

    The Alcatel-Lucent Foundation is dedicated to making a difference in the communities where Alcatel-Lucent and its customers are present across the globe. The foundation’s prime mission is...

  • Kering Foundation

    Foundation
    United States | Staff size: 51-100

    Launched in 2009, the Kering...

  • Orange Foundation

    Foundation
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    The foundation is at the heart of the Group’s philanthropic activities and social responsibility. From its inception in 1987 to the present it has been proactively involved in a natural...

  • Tefal

    Goods Supplier
    Staff size: Unknown

    Tefal is a French cookware and small appliance manufacturer owned by Groupe SEB. Its name is a portmanteau of the words TEFlon and ALuminium.

    In 1954, Marc...

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Key Information

LocationWest Africa, Mali, Burkina Faso
StatusActive
  • Start Date 2010