August 2011

MDG: Reducing Child Mortality


mFoods

AP Foods Ltd

Highlights

  • Elimination of delays in supplies
  • Total transparency
  • Timely and automatic billing and accounting

A mobile technology and web technology based food supply chain management implemented to supply nutritional supplementary food to the pregnant women, lactating mothers, nursing mothers and children. The main activity of AP Foods is manufacturing and supplying fortified nutritious food to 229 ICDS projects benefiting 30.46 lakhs of children and women beneficiaries throughout the state.

The project helps facilitate and avoid delays in food supplies, ensures transparency, efficiency and effectiveness to the state nutrition supplement program. To serve poor undernourished among underprivileged group of women and children. The implementation of ICDS projects and other government schemes is effective by capturing indents through mobiles. The project monitors the supplies through mobiles and reconciles with multiple agencies.

It also tracks the supply status geographically with proper spatial analysis with Google maps. The primary objective is to manufacture and supply nutritious food to school and pre-school children, expectant & lactating mothers for improving  the nutritional status.

Website: www.apfoods.ap.nic.in



Mobile based medical decision-support technology

Department of Community Medicine, Stanley Medical College

Highlights

  • The decision support achieved very high specificity and sensitivity (more than 95 percent in various cases)

A novel mobile phone based clinical decision-support technology for village health providers to improve antenatal care for mothers and child health. With this premise a team of doctors from Stanley Medical College (SMC) and a group of engineers from National Institute of Technology, Karnataka started working on a decision-support technology for health-workers.

With the ever increasing proliferation of mobile phones, the project has a platform which could be used to take away all the memorising and analysis out of the protocols by use of Information and Communication Technology.

The objectives of starting the program were to develop a decision support technology for village health workers (VHW), provide immediate management of illness through diagnosis, treatment and advice of referral to secondary/ tertiary care and use the generated data for reminder and alerts enabling effective patient follow-up, tracking andmonitoring of illness over time.

Website: www.stanmed.net


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