Malaria Case-Based Reporting App for Save The Children Myanmar

Client:

The client of this project was the private British company Knowtechture who sub-contracted EST for the development. This project is funded by Save the Children Myanmar. In Myanmar and around the world, Save the Children give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. They do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Background:

In Myanmar health reporting is a big and complicated issue, parts of the country are even not under government control. Until recently they were using paper checklists to conduct health facility supervision visits. Also, there is no easy way no monitor stock control, so Save the Children couldn’t easily decide where it was more important to send stock before the facility consume all the existences.

Solution:

EyeSeeTea Ltd is developing a new generation of Android applications aimed to help tracking Malaria cases, by analysing the epidemy through useful statistics. DHIS is the system chosen for the analytics. It’s widely used in the health area all around the world, especially for development and emergency situations.

The applications developed by EyeSeeTea represent an offline data entry point to DHIS. They are designed to be picture-driven, allowing the system to be used by illiterate people in the most remote isolated rural areas. The app itself takes care of the connexion and data sent to a DHIS server in a way it can be used to determine how the different species of malaria are moving geographically and how the people are being treated. Save the Children Myanmar used the previous experiences with EyeSeeTea apps in Laos & Cambodia to improve the retrieved data adding also a couple of key features: drug stock control, taking information in real-time about the drugs availability in the facilities, and treatment-aid system, helping the users to properly decide the treatment to be applied for each malaria case. This application is currently deployed in Myanmar by Save the Children and used for the reporting from all Save the Children implementing partners facilities to the Save the Children Myanmar HQ. It has been noticed a drastic increase of the available data in real-time for malaria elimination,  reduction in the dedicated time for reporting at the facilities and better informed decisions at the decision-makers level.

Code:

You can check out our open source code at our GitHub repository (all of our apps are licensed under GPLv3). Apps are currently under active development and we frequently release new versions: