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Community-based ICT for Maternal Healthcare in Africa

Objetivo

mHealth4Afrika is a collaborative research project that addresses maternal and newborn healthcare delivery, a key requirement of end-user communities in developing countries, and priority area in both the 2015 Millennium Development Goals and Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.

Aligned with Horizon 2020 Societal Challenges, mHealth4Afrika will research and evaluate the potential impact of co-designing an open source, multilingual mHealth platform on the quality of community based maternal and newborn healthcare delivery in Southern Africa (Malawi, South Africa), East Africa (Kenya) and Horn of Africa (Ethiopia).

Research and innovation actors from three European and four African countries will engage with local end-user communities (i.e. representatives of parents and local community leaders, Ministry of Health, healthcare professionals and volunteers, health oriented NGOs). Based on this User-centred Design, Living Labs, Collaborative Open Innovation based approach, the consortium will integrate and adapt
· Multilingual electronic health records to store patient history, associated tests and test results;
· Sensors to capture the results of a range of standardised tests for expectant and lactating mothers, unborn babies and infants;
· Analytical and visualisation tools to facilitate the interpretation and monitoring of the patient results; and
· Multi-lingual and multimodal mobile interfaces leveraging visualisation and speech synthesis to address literacy deficits and digitise data gathering through electronic forms.

By focusing on accessibility, usability and integrated training, this will facilitate urban, rural and deep rural healthcare workers to adopt and use a comprehensive system that integrates quality community based healthcare delivery with telemedicine. The expected outcome is a multi-region proof of concept that can make a significant contribution in accelerating exploitation of mHealth across Africa.

Coordinador

IIMC INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT CORPORATION LTD
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 890 461,25
Dirección
East Wall Road 128 Docklands Innovation Park 13
3 Dublin
Irlanda

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Región
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Otras fuentes de financiación
€ 0,00

Participantes (8)

NELSON MANDELA UNIVERSITY
Sudáfrica
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 287 645,41
Dirección
University Way Summerstrand
6001 Port Elizabeth

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Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
STRATHMORE UNIVERSITY
Kenia
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 175 456,25
Dirección
Ole Sangale Road Madaraka Estate
00200 Nairobi

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Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Otras fuentes de financiación
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF GONDAR
Etiopía
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 106 002,50
Otras fuentes de financiación
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF MALAWI
Malaui
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 130 027,50
Otras fuentes de financiación
€ 0,00
BAOBAB HEALTH TRUST

La participación finalizó

Malaui
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 0,00
Otras fuentes de financiación
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER

La participación finalizó

United Kingdom
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 34 695,84
Dirección
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine
Región
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Causeway Coast and Glens
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Otras fuentes de financiación
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Noruega
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 186 602,50
Dirección
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo

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Región
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
SRDC YAZILIM ARASTIRMA VE GELISTIRME VE DANISMANLIK TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
Turquía
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 189 103,75
Dirección
Silikon Bina 1 Kat No 14 Odtu Teknokent Cankaya
06800 Ankara

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Pyme

Organización definida por ella misma como pequeña y mediana empresa (pyme) en el momento de la firma del acuerdo de subvención.

Región
Batı Anadolu Ankara Ankara
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Otras fuentes de financiación
€ 0,00