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Health Consulting - Malawi

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Artificial intelligence and big data driven platform to deliver expert health decisions to sub-Saharan Africa.
Vision: Expert health advice in Africa's pocket

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Every day, the people of Malawi’s rural communities have to make health decisions with profound ramifications on themselves and their families. When seeing a clinician means walking for three hours but not seeing one could mean death, having no medical expertise is disempowering and stressful, and as often as not the wrong decision is made.

Similarly, decision makers passionately working to improve their people’s health are making the best decisions they can, but are left frustrated and saddened by needing to do it in the dark, without the information those in the developed world have such easy access to.

 

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The Health team has identified critical challenges that clinicians face within Blantyre’s Healthcare System and has spent extensive time with stakeholders in order to thoroughly understand the resulting impacts. The Health team has also worked closely with the College of Medicine in Malawi to structure and design the medical research protocols necessary to develop a USSD pre-diagnostic triage system.  This July, the health team will commence conducting the first stage of the research...

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Clinicians The unique value proposition for head clinicians is to improve quality of consultation time with patients; whether this be increasing the length of consultation or allow for more pertinent interactions with patients. The triage system achieves this through providing clinicians with information regarding patients’ symptoms prior to consultation as well as ordering patients in terms of priority. Consequently, clinicians will be able to utilise their consultation time more...

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USSD TRIAGE SYSTEM At present, the proposed solution for the Health Project is a USSD based triage system. The solution will take on a USSD format to allow for maximum usage - as it will be available to anyone who has access to a feature phone. At its most basic level, the program will allow patients to input their symptoms into the system upon arrival at the clinic. This will mean that clinicians will already have an idea of their patient’s condition before consultation and will not need...

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The Health teams stakeholders are categorised into three main groups; the research team, the District Health Office (DHO), and Clinicians. Research Team   The research team is comprised of five main individuals. The first key member of the team is Dr Mulinda Nyirenda, the Senior Physician in collaboration with Project Everest. She works for the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre, Malawi. The research study requires a senior physician to assist, and Mulinda has been...

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The February Health team executed the following core objectives: Revision of research protocols Refactoring of the USSD functionality Performing offer testing for clinicians Performing currency testing for clinicians Investigating the DHO as a customer segment More details on these core objectives and the other tasks completed throughout the month can be found in the handover document . 1. Revision of Research Protocols Revising the research protocols...

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