Pathfinder International, based in the USA is a global non-profit organization that provides a range of quality health services- —from contraception and maternal and neonatal health to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. It focuses on reproductive health and family planning. The organization operates in more than 25 developing countries throughout Africa, Asia, the Near East, and Latin America.
Pathfinder International currently runs a program called m4change in Abuja and Nasarawa, Nigeria using a mobile phone (mHealth) system based on Dimagi CommCareHQ to support various clinical and education functions at primary health care centers. The data collected from the m4change application is stored in the CommCareHQ database hosted by Dimagi.
In order to promote data use and effective planning, Pathfinder developed an online reporting portal to allow access to a user-friendly data dashboard where key stakeholders can access data for facility and aggregate level data analysis. Pathfinder also recognizes the power of using data for improved supervision. Pathfinder has partnered with the University of Washington to explore protocol and workflow data collected in CommCare and compared across sites. This data will be shared with supervisors to understand anomalies and effect change to improve the quality of care.The use of SMS reminders has been shown to improve antenatal care attendance and skilled birth delivery rates in many African countries. The m4Change project leverages these findings to use SMS to notify women if they have missed an antenatal care appointment and encourage them to come back into care. SMS alerts are also sent to health workers to follow up on women for birth plans and to promote postnatal care services.
Our SolDevelo team was responsible for developing Dashboard for Report Views, data extraction from CommCare Databases, and also communication with Third-Party Bank System.
- The project was formally launched in 20 health facilities in Nasarawa and Abuja states.
- 150 Community health extension workers and midwives currently using the application.
- 15,000 Women are registered and being followed in CommCare at project health facilities.