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mHealth4Afrika

Community-based ICT for Maternal Healthcare in Africa

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Project "mHealth4Afrika" data sheet

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Coordinator
IIMC INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT CORPORATION LTD 

Organization address
address: EAST WALL ROAD 128 DOCKLANDS INNOVATION PARK 13
city: DUBLIN
postcode: 3
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 Coordinator Country Ireland [IE]
 Project website http://frika.eu
 Total cost 1˙999˙995 €
 EC max contribution 1˙999˙995 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.2.1.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Information and Communication Technologies (ICT))
 Code Call H2020-ICT-2015
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-11-01   to  2019-04-30

 Partnership

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    IIMC INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT CORPORATION LTD IE (DUBLIN) coordinator 890˙461.00
2    NELSON MANDELA UNIVERSITY ZA (PORT ELIZABETH) participant 287˙645.00
3    SRDC YAZILIM ARASTIRMA VE GELISTIRME VE DANISMANLIK TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI TR (ANKARA) participant 189˙103.00
4    UNIVERSITETET I OSLO NO (OSLO) participant 186˙602.00
5    STRATHMORE UNIVERSITY KE (NAIROBI) participant 175˙456.00
6    UNIVERSITY OF MALAWI MW (ZOMBA) participant 130˙027.00
7    UNIVERSITY OF GONDAR ET (GONDAR) participant 106˙002.00
8    UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER UK (COLERAINE) participant 34˙695.00
9    BAOBAB HEALTH TRUST MW (LILONGWE) participant 0.00

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 Project objective

mHealth4Afrika is a collaborative research project that addresses maternal and newborn healthcare delivery, a key requirement of end-user communities in developing countries, and priority area in both the 2015 Millennium Development Goals and Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.

Aligned with Horizon 2020 Societal Challenges, mHealth4Afrika will research and evaluate the potential impact of co-designing an open source, multilingual mHealth platform on the quality of community based maternal and newborn healthcare delivery in Southern Africa (Malawi, South Africa), East Africa (Kenya) and Horn of Africa (Ethiopia).

Research and innovation actors from three European and four African countries will engage with local end-user communities (i.e. representatives of parents and local community leaders, Ministry of Health, healthcare professionals and volunteers, health oriented NGOs). Based on this User-centred Design, Living Labs, Collaborative Open Innovation based approach, the consortium will integrate and adapt · Multilingual electronic health records to store patient history, associated tests and test results; · Sensors to capture the results of a range of standardised tests for expectant and lactating mothers, unborn babies and infants; · Analytical and visualisation tools to facilitate the interpretation and monitoring of the patient results; and · Multi-lingual and multimodal mobile interfaces leveraging visualisation and speech synthesis to address literacy deficits and digitise data gathering through electronic forms.

By focusing on accessibility, usability and integrated training, this will facilitate urban, rural and deep rural healthcare workers to adopt and use a comprehensive system that integrates quality community based healthcare delivery with telemedicine. The expected outcome is a multi-region proof of concept that can make a significant contribution in accelerating exploitation of mHealth across Africa.

 Deliverables

List of deliverables.
User Interfaces and Functionality Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-11-15 10:01:49
Training Materials for Health Workers and End Users Other 2019-11-15 10:01:49
Pilot Patient Records System in Target Countries Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-11-15 10:01:49
Training Materials for Clinic Health Workers Documents, reports 2019-11-15 10:01:49
Report on Good Practices and Recommendations Documents, reports 2019-11-15 10:01:49
Final Evaluation Report Documents, reports 2019-11-15 10:01:49
Pilot Patient Record System Video Demonstration Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-11-15 10:01:49
Project Website Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-11-15 10:01:49

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of mHealth4Afrika deliverables.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Mert Baskaya, Mustafa Yuksel,, Gokce Banu Laleci Erturkmen, Miriam Cunningham and Paul Cunningham
mHealth4Afrika - Implementing HL7 FHIR based Interoperability
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Proceedings of 17th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics, MedInfo 2019 Yearly 2019-11-15
2018 Miriam Cunningham, Paul Cunningham
mHealth4Afrika - Supporting Primary Healthcare Delivery in Resource Constrained Environments
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Proceedings of 2018 International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) Yearly 2019-11-15
2019 Mert Baskaya, Mustafa Yuksel,, Gokce Banu Laleci Erturkmen, Miriam Cunningham and Paul Cunningham
mHealth4Afrika - Supporting Standards based Integration of Medical Sensor Data
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Proceedings of EFMI STC 2019 Yearly 2019-11-15
2018 Miriam Cunningham, Paul Cunningham, Darelle van Greunen
mHealth4Afrika - Co-designing an Integrated Solution for Resource Constrained Environments
published pages: 1-9, ISSN: 2197-6902, DOI: 10.12856/jhia-2018-v5-i2-198
Journal of Health Informatics in Africa Vol 5 No 2 (2018) 2019-11-15
2019 Paul Cunningham, Miriam Cunningham
mHealth4Afrika – Co-Designing a Standards based Solution for Use in Resource Constrained Primary Healthcare Facilities
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Proceedings of 2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC) Yearly 2019-11-15

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