Jembi CEO, Prof Chris Seebregts, participated in a meeting of the THRIVE consortium in Montreux, Switzerland during June 2017. THRIVE is a multi-country study of mobile tools for maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health in low resource settings. The meeting was organised by the WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research, that includes
HRP – the UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research in Human Reproduction. The study has already been implemented in three countries: Bangladesh, Indonesia and Pakistan by THRIVE consortium members. Jembi is part of a consortium that will implement a fourth THRIVE study site in South Africa to study the use of mobile tools and algorithms to support postnatal care.
One of the tools implemented by THRIVE is the Open Smart Registry (OpenSRP) platform for deploying digital registries on mobile devices, including tablets and phones. OpenSRP is being developed by Ona Systems in collaboration with the and Jembi has been involved in designing the integration within OpenHIE. The meeting included presentations of the implementation of OpenSRP in the three current study sites as well as plans for future development and implementation.