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D-tree and Medic: Advancing Universal Health Coverage through our shared commitment to digitally empowering Community Health Workers

The 77th session of the UN General Assembly kicks off this week, providing the opportunity for global leaders to come together and discuss some of the world’s most pressing challenges and solutions. At D-tree and Medic, we are excited to lead and participate in discussions about how we collectively can …

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A CHT Round-Up Recap

In December 2021, Medic hosted the first CHT Community Round-up – the start of a series of monthly calls to engage the community, share product news, and open the floor for valuable, direct feedback to our team.

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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Strengthening health systems together: Announcing an official partnership between OpenHIE and Medic

Post author: Samuel Mbuthia, Head of Community Interoperable systems work together, even if they were not designed specifically to do so, because standard communication protocol techniques – such as Fast Health Interoperability Resources (FHIR) – are applied. All patient information can be seen, exchanged, and used across different platforms. To …

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Case study: Using AfyaSTAT, a Community Health Toolkit (CHT)-powered app to enable HIV testing within facility and community settings in Kenya

Overview of partnership In March 2020, when COVID-19 had not fully established itself in Kenya, an opportunity emerged for Medic and Palladium Kenya to not only co-develop an integrated COVID-19 surveillance system with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and other stakeholders, but also to exchange knowledge between the two organizations …

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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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