Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean funded by ECHO

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Tecnologia Móvel Para a Saúde Práticas Fundamentais para Implementadores de RRC

COOPI, FAO, OCHA and UN-Habitat/2014. This Toolkit is part of the series, A Field Guide for Disaster Risk Reduction in Southern Africa: Key Practices for DRR Implementers,coordinated by the FAO Subregional Office for Disaster Risk Reduction/Management for Southern Africa. The series was produced with contributions from COOPI, FAO, OCHA and UN-Habitat. The Mobile Health Technology: Key Practices for DRR Implementers resource toolkit presented here provides support to DRR practitioners in the development and management of mobile-health projects in the context of DRR. Particularly, the tool is based on the lesson-learnt from COOPI’s five years of experience in the use of mobile technology applied to the health sector in rural context in the southern Africa region. The toolkit also includes references to practical experiences in Malawi and Madagascar. The toolkit and additional resources and linkages to mobile-health web-applications developed by COOPI are also available at www.seadrr.org In Malawi and Madagascar, COOPI, through several actions founded by EU, ECHO and UNICEF, has foreseen the implementation of a system aiming at improving monitoring disease outbreaks and stock management at village clinic level. The system has four objectives: 1) to provide information about drug stock levels at village clinics; 2) to assist health operators in carrying out child visits with the support of mobile technology  and according to WHO standard procedures; 3) to provide statistics and indicators value as agreed with UNICEF and the Ministry of Health of Malawi; 4) to send warning and reminder by sms/email to prevent out of stock events and monitor follow up visits. Through a webpage, it is possible to visualize disaggregated data, such as single child health status, as well as aggregated information related to a specific health. EU code: 9 ACP MAI 020/01/03, ECHO code: ECHO/-SF/EDF/2012/01004

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