JSI Presents at the ICT4D Conference

May 9th, 2018 | News

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JSI’s programs use Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) solutions to prevent stockouts, communicate with hard-to-reach populations, and assist frontline health workers to ultimately improve public health.

The 10th Annual ICT4D Conference to be held in Lusaka, Zambia from May 8-11, 2018, brings together public, private, and civil society organizations from across the humanitarian and international development community to share how they’ve used innovations in technology to increase the impact of their work.

Join our sessions to learn more about JSI’s expertise in applied technology and follow @JSIHealth on Twitter for the latest from the conference.

JSI Posters and Presentations

Tuesday, May 8
2:00-2:40 PM
Luapula Boardroom
Monze Muleya, USAID/DISCOVER Health Project

New Approaches to using data to better outreach VMMC activities in Zambia
The USAID DISCOVER-Health project provides health outreach services through 260 outreach sites across all ten Zambia provinces through a ‘hub and spoke’ model of health service delivery, to help reduce health service barriers and increase utilization of critical health services. This project employed community mobilization agents to create demand for VMMC in their communities. Using the Hub Manager, they are able to help service providers determine effective use of their resources, allocate proper services, and decrease wait time.

2:45-3:25 PM
Boardroom 2
Ayalkebet Shiferaw, John Snow, Inc.,Transitioning Ethiopia’s Vaccine Supply Chain

mBrana, Mobile phone based vaccine stock management tool improves decision making in districts
The Ministry of Health of Ethiopia & Pharmaceutical Fund and Supply Agency (PFSA) worked together with JSI to implement a vaccine logistics management information system that uses mobile phones to manage vaccine stock at district level called mBrana. This presented an opportunity to open direct data transmission and decision between district EPI cold store managers and PFSA hubs.

Wednesday, May 9
2:00-2:40 PM
Luangwa Room – Panel
Steve Ollis, Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP)

Making the business case for digital health: Cost models
The cost of digital health interventions has often been seen as a barrier to scaling and sustaining programs. High training costs for health workers is a factor. But, many uses of digital health can increase quality of care and efficiency while simultaneously offering cost savings.
MCSP built on this model to strengthen the case for mPowering Frontline Health Workers. The model was updated to include new costs for digital content management, creation, and maintenance which showed a potential cost savings of 20-40%.

2:45-3:25 PM
Zambezi Room – Panel
Steve Ollis, Maternal and Child Survival Program

Supportive Supervision: Past, Present, and Future
Supportive supervision is important, but is often irregular and disconnected from service provision data and citizen feedback. Digital tools have an opportunity to improve supervisor and health worker performance through improved supervisor skills, logistics and planning, increased communications between all levels of the system and a shared record of action items.

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