Progress to date in Kenya

Real-time indicators provided by Smart Paper Technology Solution
Real-time indicators

Provided by Smart Paper Technology Solution

Children Registered*


Children Fully Vaccinated


Children Followed-up with SMS


Currently, 5 health service delivery points* are using Smart Paper Technology Solution

* fixed and outreach sites

In 2017 Ministry of Health of Kenya (MoH), Kwale County Government, Plan International Kenya and Shifo Foundation (Shifo) joined hands to improve maternal and child health information system, which would improve data quality and data use. The project is financially supported by Takeda CSR.

Smart Paper Technology Solution is currently being evaluated in Lunga-Lunga Sub-County, Kwale County.

Data for action interventions are being integrated at community, facility and sub-national level:

At the community level, SMS messages are automatically sent to families with children one day before the due date to remind them about their follow-up visit
Health workers receive monthly key performance indicators to help them understand their performance and what to improve
Decision-makers and planners at the county and sub-county level review the performance of the health facility using an integrated dashboard
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Snapshots from the Field
Initial workshop in Kwale County bringing all partners together to discuss and agree on the roadmap of Smart Paper Technology in Kenya.
Here, the nurses are giving an educational health talk to mothers before starting immunization services at the Lunga-Lunga Sub-County Hospital. With less time on administration, health workers can spend more quality time with families.
Capacity building in action for health workers before they embark on their new journey with Smart Paper Technology in Kwale County.
Two health workers show the difference between using HMIS registers (on left) vs. Shifo's Smart Paper Forms (on right). "We spend less time on paperwork with Smart Paper Technology compared to what we had before" said the health workers.
A Health Records Information Officer scans Smart Paper Forms at the Lunga-Lunga Sub-County Hospital after her initial training with Shifo team. This is going to transform how data is managed at her health facility.
With Shifo, health workers recieve key performance indicators (KPIs) through SMS. They can plot this information on boards at their health facility so they can see what they performed well in and what needs to be improved.

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