Many serious childhood diseases are preventable by using vaccines routinely recommended for children. Since the introduction of routine immunisation programmes, rates of diseases such as polio, measles, hepatitis B, rubella, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and meningitis caused by haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) have declined by 90%. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), immunisation currently saves an estimated three (3) million lives per year worldwide. Vaccination not only protects the individual but also reduces the spread of disease within the community. The ability to provide information to caregivers and healthcare workers, and to collect and track immunisation data using digital technologies supports this important public health intervention.
The Digital Road to Health Project
The Road to Health mobile app is a digitized version of the National Department of Health Road to Health book which is provided to each baby at birth to provide advice on how to raise a happy, healthy child.
Jembi in collaboration with Ona, HISP Malawi and GIZ Malawi are supporting the Ministry of Health (MoH) in Malawi to strengthen its health systems initially focusing on reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health by promoting data analysis, interpretation and use through the implementation of an electronic register system, OpenSRP as well as through the introduction of innovative solutions to support standards based interoperability
Journey Cross Border Immunization Tracking Tool
Journey is a premium branded and patient-centred digital immunization solution that places the patient squarely at the centre of the journey. Journey is tailored to operate fully in offline environments. The solution has two WiFi enabled servers coupled with custom power management and data replication capabilities to ensure maximum uptime. The solution provides the patient with an electronic version of the immunisation record on a credit-card sized Journey card that keeps the patients identity completely anonymous. These cards are accessible by all Journey enabled facilities and are kept up to date after each vaccination event for continuity of care in offline environments.