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On the road to precision community health: How the Community Health Toolkit can support data quality at the platform level 

Author: Chrisgone Adede, Senior Researcher, Data Science Community health workers (CHWs) are increasingly recognized for their contributions in increasing access to health care services and healthcare seeking-behaviors, as well as improving clinical outcomes given their proximity to the communities they serve. Digital tools have been noted to provide the opportunity …

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Accurate geospatial health data for better precision public health

Post author: Mourice Barasa, Research Officer for Monitoring & Data Systems Precision public health is an emerging practice to have more granularity in prediction and understanding of public health risks while customizing treatments for more specific and homogeneous subpopulations, often using new data, technologies, and methods. It is about delivering …

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Introducing: Enhanced COVID-19 Rapid Diagnostic Testing Workflows in the Community Health Toolkit

Post author: Jennifer Quesada, Software Developer Countries around the world continue to grapple with the most effective way to access and analyze robust, centralized data around the spread of COVID-19. Meanwhile, we collectively face the critical need to respond quickly to local outbreaks, limiting the toll of the virus at …

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From CHW home visit to health facility discharge: How interoperability with an EMR system can achieve closed-loop care in Mali

Post authored by Bara Ndiaye, Technical Lead * Veuillez trouver en dessous, la traduction en français de cet article. * Muso‘s network of Community Health Workers (CHWs), active in Mali since 2008, has been supported by the Community Health Toolkit (CHT) since 2017. Muso CHWs provide proactive care, a package of home-based health …

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Deploying a Predictive Algorithms Initiative using the Community Health Toolkit

Post authored by Bernard Kagondu, Project Tech Lead For over a decade, Medic Mobile has used data to support decision making and to inform our Human-Centered Design (HCD) approach while supporting our partners. Medic Mobile is at the forefront of innovation, and data science is part of our vision to sustainable, low-cost community healthcare technology.  In …

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COVID-19 Update: CHT-Powered App Supporting COVID-19 Surveillance in Kenya

Post authored by Antony Khaemba, Project Manager COVID-19 surveillance and early detection are critical to preventing the spread of the disease, and to protect those who are most vulnerable. Over the past several weeks, our team has worked in close collaboration with Kenya’s Ministry of Health (MoH), the Palladium Group, mHealth Kenya, Environmental Systems …

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