Progress to Date in Uganda

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

*In health facilities and during outreach sessions

Shifo initially began with point-of-care electronic medical records in Uganda but, based on lessons learned, we discovered that a smart paper based alternative offered a more sustainable and scalable option.

The following data use interventions are integrated across the health care chain.

At the community level, families with children receive SMS messages one day before their visit reminding them about their due date to visit the facility.
Health workers receive their key performance indicators to help them know their performance and improve.
Decision makers and planners at municipality levels review the performance of each health facility using the integrated dashboard.
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External evaluation results
Data quality assessment based on WHO's data quality review toolkit indicated that data completeness, timeliness, and internal consistency was 100% and that data recording error was between 0.9-3.8%.
With Smart Paper Technology Solution, health workers spent less time on all stages of data management tasks with the biggest reduction in post-session data administration - 96%, and 49% and 85% during the service delivery.
Cost analysis showed that, when considering the monetary value of administration time reduction for frontline health workers over the course of five years, the Smart Paper Technology Solution would save around 2,072,752 USD compared to printing the existing HMIS forms. When the administration time was excluded from the analysis, the HMIS forms cost less (349,247 USD) compared with the Smart Paper Technology Solution (383,111 USD).
84% of processes essential to managing the intervention have been transferred to the existing health system structure. In most cases where these processes have been transferred, they have been performed in a way that is both accurate and sustainable. Nearly all remaining processes are planned to be fully transferred by the end of 2018.

Based on the results of external evaluations, we are working with our partners to scale up the Smart Paper Technology Solution to more regions.


Voices from Uganda
Health Workers
Our partners
Decision makers
Snapshots from the Field
With Smart Paper Technology Solution health workers spend 49%- 96% less time on data related tasks during and after care delivery which ican be a huge saving in areas with critical shortage of health workers.
Health workers receive their own facility based performance indicators through SMS, plot them on the run-charts and devise interventions to improve their performance which is an important step to create a circle of continuous quality improvement.
Registering every child with a unique ID is the first step to ensure that they can be followed-up and receive every preventive health service.
Capacity building of health workers. When the solution is intuitive, health workers feel empowered to start using it almost immediately after the training.
Less time on administration means more time for patient-centred health services. This is what health workers love to do and what families need during each visit to the facility.
Scanning MyChild Vouchers takes one minute per facility. One minute to create a secure electronic medical record for each child!

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Coat of arms of Uganda Ministry of Health of Uganda and Local Governments

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If you work to strengthen health systems and want to achieve better health outcomes by using reliable and relevant data, contact us to learn more about how we can partner together to implement Smart Paper Technology Solution in your region.
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