EGPAF, Tanzania

Location:
Tanzania

Our Role:
Build capacity and advise on scale-up

EGPAF has been exploring how digital health can be used to increase the effectiveness of program interventions and improve health outcomes. Specifically, the organisation sought to strengthen their digital health capacity to improve program impact of its prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) interventions.

Partners

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) Tanzania, Members of the Expert Network (Bill Philbrick and Madhu Deshmukh), Johnson & Johnson

Activities

  • Conducted a literature review on evidence supporting the use of digital health for PMTCT programmes
  • Identified and convened stakeholders to gather more information on PMTCT programmes using digital health to help develop an initial prototype
  • Identified and convened stakeholders to launch a PMTCT digital health pilot, including funders, implementers and developers
  • Facilitated the administrative and contractual relationships among the key stakeholders involved in the pilot implementation
  • Conducted and managed an initial needs assessment in advance of the pilot
  • Contextualized the findings and recommendations from the needs assessment with the implementers and specialists for use
  • Assessed EGPAF’s digital health activities
  • Identified and provided guidance on strategic and capacity-building priorities for digital health

Results

EGPAF Tanzania used the findings to successfully gain funding for and implement the pilot and subsequent scale-up of the D-Tree Moby Application

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