Project Lead(s): Nicholas Sabwa
Kenya’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation major concern is the management of diarrhea; the third most common cause of mortality/morbidity in the country, with a case fatality of up to 21%. The innovation will implement a mobile phone platform to gather daily diarrhea information at household level and relay it to community health workers for intervention. “Cohesion," a homegrown mobile phone application, simple smart phones and "Simprints" portable biometric scanners will collect and collate household level daily diarrhea information. This project targets vulnerable populations, particularly pregnant women and children under 5 years old.