To address the need for effective mobile health systems around the world, we have expanded the MOTECH system that began in Ghana into a general-purpose platform that other organizations can deploy. In this way, Grameen Foundation’s leadership and development work can benefit many organizations in many countries. Some of the key projects delivered on the MOTECH Platform include:
Treatment Advice by Mobile Alerts
In India, Treatment Advice by Mobile Alerts (TAMA) provides tips and reminders to increase HIV/AIDS patients’ adherence to treatment. Funded by Johnson & Johnson, the program reminds patients to take their medication on time and to attend clinic appointments. It also alerts nurses about patients who miss appointments.
Ananya Bihar – CARE, BBC Media Action, World Health Partners
Ananya is a partnership among the government and NGOs designed to address maternal and child health, nutrition, and diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases, including TB, in the State of Bihar, India. The implementing partners—CARE, BBC World Service Trust and World Health Partners—are building on the MOTECH Platform to improve the effectiveness of healthcare workers and educate patients.
Timed & Targeted Counseling – World Vision
World Vision International is using mobile technology to improve healthcare worker effectiveness and increase patient health knowledge through its Timed & Targeted Counseling (ttC) program. World Vision uses the MOTECH Platform to register patients, deliver scheduled health information messages and facilitate more productive interactions between healthcare workers and patients.
The MOTECH Suite was developed to address a range of health concerns using the MOTECH technology platform. This consortium brings together several of the most experienced mHealth implementers, open-source solution providers and funders in an open ecosystem of partners. Participants include Grameen Foundation, Dimagi, InSTEDD, OnMobile, OpenMRS, ThoughtWorks and University of Southern Maine, among others.
Using best practices, such as open-source development and software as a service (SaaS), the consortium provides a firm foundation of field-proven applications covering a diverse range of capabilities. The MOTECH Suite consortium has core funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as project-specific funding from donors such as Johnson & Johnson, USAID and the government of Norway.