Creating a world

with robust reproductive, maternal and child health data

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Shifo Solutions

Shifo develops and implements innovative solutions to be contextually-sensitive, effective and sustainable in the absence of donor funding. 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 lack of sustainable electronic health information systems.

Our solutions were developed in response to several of the weaknesses of point-of-care eHealth solutions in low-resource settings – such as dependency on electricity at the point-of care, lack of scalability, and high operations costs – that often lead to failure owing to the significant resources required to sustain them.

Systemic change

We focus equally on developing solutions that produce reliable data, and on process innovation to create efficient processes. When Shifo's solutions are implemented all other HMIS forms which were used before are replaced

Sustainability

Average running costs of HMIS forms USD 0,50; MyChild Solution USD 0,30 and point-of-care electronic solution USD 4,79. Therefore governments can sustain the running costs based on existing budgets

Sound Data for Action

Key actors at every level have access to their data, learn how to use it to inform their work to identify and close the actual gaps based on reliable, relevant and timely data

Solution works everywhere

Solution does not depend on electricity, network, security at the point-of-care

Save time on admin for health workers

As much as 73% reduction in administration for health workers

“Congratulations for leading the way with a cutting edge innovation that has the potential to disrupt and shape the future of immunisation delivery”
– Gavi, 2016

How our solutions work

With Shifo Solutions, patient medical history is recorded on smart paper forms by health workers. These forms, which replace existing HMIS forms and registers, do not require electricity, connectivity or security at the point of care delivery. Smart paper forms are then scanned and digitised.

Read more for detailed explanation of how Shifo Solutions work.

Country-specific examples of smart paper forms localised to national needs here.

How it works

Values

health workers
and families

Registration and follow up of vaccination
SMS reminders sent to every family before due date of next visit
Reduces time health workers spend on administration and reporting
Shifts focus from data-centred to patient-centred service delivery
Automatic stock management

decision
makers

Cost effective and sustainable without donor funding
Better data collection and recovery
Interoperable with HMIS systems such as DHIS2
Can be scaled nationally - no infrastructural limitations
Systematic evaluation of data completeness

100+Indicators

indicators generated by Shifo Solutions help us to identify the gaps and close them in the following areas:
Child registration
Child growth and nutrition
Counselling and education for families (mother/guardian)
Vaccination
Vitamin A and Deworming
Distribution of LLIN (long lasting insecticidal nets - bed nets)
Children who need special care
Vaccination status of women of child-bearing age
Family planning, sexual and reproductive health and rights
Maternal healthcare
HIV/PMTCT
Health centre performance
Outreach session performance
Micro gaps
To learn about the full list of indicators generated by Shifo Solutions view Every Child Counts Report

Resources

We are expanding

If you work to improve maternal and child health, and would like to collaborate with us to implement Shifo Solutions in your country/region, schedule a live demo to learn about how we can partner together.
Nicaragua
Haiti
Guyana
Senegal
Guinea-Bissau
Islamic Republic of Mauritania
Republic of Sierra Leone
Liberia
Guinea
Mali
Côte d'Ivoire
Ghana
Togo
Burkina Faso
Benin
São Tomé and Príncipe
Nigeria
Republic of Niger
Cameroon
Republic of the Congo
Chad
Angola
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic
of the Congo
Lesotho
Zambia
Rwanda
Burundi
Sudan
South Sudan
Zimbabwe
Tanzania
Malawi
Mozambique
Kenya
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Djibouti
Comoros
Somalia
Madagascar
Yemen
Uzbekistan
Pakistan
Tajikistan
Kyrgyzstan
India
Nepal
Bhutan
Bangladesh
Myanmar
Lao PDR
Mongolia
Cambodia
Vietnam
Indonesia
North Korea
Papua New Guinea
Solomon Islands
Uganda
The Gambia
Afghanistan

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Together with our partners we can reach the day when no child dies or suffers from preventable diseases! Contact us to learn more about how we can work together.
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