AC-IPH goes live with new SMS based system for tracking malaria morbidity in Ethiopia.
Addis Continental Institute of Public Health (AC-IPH) and Tulane University selected Apposit to develop a mobile solution allowing for remote data gathering needs in Ethiopia. ACIPH plans on initially utilizing this new platform in 35 health facilities in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia before expanding further.
Apposit, utilizing its experience in mobile solutions and its proprietary Multi-Channel Message Processing (MMP).MMP platform has created a custom hosted solution allowing health posts and health center workers, around the country, to report Malaria morbidity data via SMS. This data is available for analysis in real-time on a hosted application. Not only will this solution speed up the availability of data from the outlying regions but it will also send automatic notifications to the relevant health professionals when malaria epidemic thresholds have been breached. This will allow the relevant parties to respond quickly and dedicate resources to outbreaks in the country.
About Addis Continental Institute of Public Health
Addis Continental Institute of Public Health (AC-IPH) is an independent center of excellence for public health research and training. It was established mid-2006 by highly qualified health experts to provide technical services and training in major health issues in Africa. The Institute is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
About Tulane University
Founded in 1834, Tulane is one of the most highly regarded and selective independent research universities in the United States. It is a member of the Association of American Universities, and offers undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in the liberal arts, science and engineering, architecture, business, law, social work, medicine, and public health and tropical medicine.