Handheld Computers for Malaria Monitoring (Mozambique)

Malaria is the principal cause of morbidity and mortality in Mozambique and is considered a major impediment to development. The effectiveness of any malaria control program depends on reliable data delivered in timely fashion, something that is currently lacking in the nation's health service.

This grant will allow the project partners to introduce the use of personal digital assistants (PDAs) or handheld computers at the district level in the Lubombo Spatial Development Initiative (LSDI) Malaria Program area in Maputo and Gaza provinces. District health personnel will receive a short training course on the use of the handheld computer, and customized data collection tools will be developed by SatelLife. These data collection tools will be designed to minimize end-user skill requirements and maximize the speed of data capture. The handheld computers will be equipped to use cell phone connectivity to a modem in the LSDI office. The use of geographic positioning systems (GPS) with the handheld computers will allow mapping of malaria control activities. If successful, the use of handheld computers will be expanded nationally and adapted to bring similar benefits to other components of the health system.

Projet nᵒ

102534

État du projet

Fermé

Date de début

Lundi, mai 1, 2006

Date butoir

Mercredi, août 1, 2007

Durée

12 mois

Agent(e) responsable du CRDI

Emdon, Heloise

Financement total

CAD$ 120,894

Pays

Mozambique, Nord du Sahara, Sud du Sahara

Chargé(e) de projet

Elizabeth Streat

Chargé(e) de projet

Holly Ladd

Institution

SatelLife Inc.

Institution Country

United States

Institution Website

http://www.healthnet.org