BS3: MSF and Terre des Hommes – mHealth to improve the integrated management of childhood illness in low resource contexts

BS3: MSF and Terre des Hommes – mHealth to improve the integrated management of childhood illness in low resource contexts

Invited Session
Location: Room 13 Date: April 21, 2016 Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Background:

In the 1990’s WHO/UNICEF developed the integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI) strategy to decrease childhood mortality in low income countries. Where implemented, IMCI has had lower impact on quality of care and childhood mortality than expected. Heaviness of the intervention implementation, limited uptake and compliance from the health workers are some of the reasons for this limited impact. The use of mobile technology has potential to overcome shortcomings in IMCI implementation and improve the quality of care (QoC) for children under five.

 

General objective:

To present and share experiences on mHealth supported strategies to support and improve the management of childhood illnesses in primary health care in low resource settings

 

Specific topic addressed:

  • What are the current approaches and limitations of IMCI implementation in primary care
  • What are the different elements of IMCI interventions that mHealth can facilitate/strengthen
  • What are key factors for mHealth interventions to succeed in improving childhood illness management in low income countries
  • How do these different approaches need to be tailored to the different contexts of implementation

 

ID Name of the moderator Organisation Country
BS3/0

MSF

 Switzerland

Presentations:

ID Title of the presentation Name of the speaker Organisation Country
BS3/1

IeDA, opportunities and challenges of M-Health to enforce IMCI clinical guideline – Experience of Burkina Faso

Thierry Agagliate

TDH

Switzerland
BS3/2

MSFeCARE, how mHealth can support the delivery of ambitious, complex, and comprehensive clinical pathways for childhood illness management

MSF Switzerland

 

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