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Tuesday, May 16 • 15:00 - 15:45
Towards equitable & inclusive health LIMITED

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India's progress in digitalization is catalytic for positive health outcomes . World Vision India works with Government, private and community partners to address Health and Nutrition of our women and children Our community based interventions have undergone a paradigm shift with introduction of digital solutions to make health, a household responsibility.

It is estimated that 1 million TB cases are missing in India. WV India works with Revised National TB program, supported by GFATM in Axshya project in 8 states of India along with other partners to identify those with symptoms of TB to facilitate timely management . Digitisation is done through Axshya Mobile Application, Web Interface and Mapping. Till date, about 6400 TB patients are registered. Key lessons : Transparent and quality data is available. Rapid use of mobile applications at scale within a grant funded project is challenging, dependent on users.

The first 1000 days of a child's life are important for her overall development into a productive and healthy adult. Starting Strong in Narsinghpur in Madhya Pradesh deployed mobile phone technology using ODK for monitoring malnourished children and pregnant women with job aid for Government front line workers. Project tracks about 1800 children. Key lessons : On-site development of solutions by technology partner must be based on digital development principles. It is empowerment tool - for women.

Bangalore is the dynamic city in India. The City Health department (Bruhat Bengaluru Mananagara palike( BBMP) partners with WV India for Sishu Janani Seva ( funded by Baxter Foundation). An android based mobile application is used for monitoring pregnant women and children below 2 years of age by health assistants, synchronised to a web app built on PHP open source. SMS alerts are provided for health check-up/ immunisation dates. Currently, more than 790 clients are registered online. Key lessons: Local Government's design input is critical for success. Many high-risk pregnancies can be managed well. On-the job support for health assistants is a challenge.

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Director -Health, World Vision International
Public Health professional. Currently Team leader for Health division in World Vision India. HIV Physician. Ex-Army doctor. Medical graduate from Christian Medical College, Vellore. Excited by medical advancement and use of technology as amazing tools to make public health better... Read More →

Tuesday May 16, 2017 15:00 - 15:45 IST

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