We exist because of our vision which is a day when no child dies or suffers from preventable diseases.
We believe we can achieve our vision by working together with key actors to identify and close the gaps based on reliable and relevant information. Therefore, getting information and strengthening the culture of data use where actual gaps from community to national level can be closed is what we deeply care about.
The very first solution we developed was a point of care eHealth solution where health workers used a mobile device (e.g. laptops or mobile phones) to collect data at the point-of-care delivery. We quickly found that in some regions it worsened the very issues we had set out to improve. Because so many of the areas where we work have unstable electricity, internet connectivity, security, and scarce resources, mobile devices could not be relied upon and sustained.
This meant that health workers had to do double work- collecting data on existing health management information system (HMIS) forms and entering the same information into the mobile devices.
After seeing these issues first-hand, we went back to the drawing board and developed a Smart Paper Technology Solution. This new use of technology blends the paper and digital systems and enables countries to have all the benefits of point of care eHealth Solutions. Read more about Shifo Solution here.
Shifo believes that by implementing Smart Paper Technology Solution and change management processes, it is possible to improve quality of care and health outcomes in primary healthcare via ensuring that the solution can:
Provided by Smart Paper Technology Solution
Children Fully Vaccinated
Children Followed-up with SMS
Smart Paper Technology is contextually-sensitive, effective and sustainable in the absence of donor funding. We take a long-term approach to developing and implementing scalable solutions that bring value to local communities.
We work to strengthen health systems in low and middle income countries by addressing three main issues: the health workforce shortage; the absence of accurate and complete data and weak data use culture, and lack of sustainable electronic health information systems.
Smart Paper Technology generates patient level data with 99% quality and is interoperable with national system e.g. DHIS2, eLMIS, CRVS systems
Countries can sustain the costs of the solution because it fits within their existing budgets
Solution is scalable in all health centres regardless of infrastructural limitations