Digital Self-Care Framework

Location:
Global

Our Role:
Facilitation & Research

Resources:

The term self-care describes individuals engagement in self-motivated health behaviors, health awareness, prevention, and self-management of illness or disability. Digital interventions offer a means to facilitate and support self-care behaviors by supporting self-awareness, encouraging safe self-testing with appropriate follow-up, and helping people self-manage their own health conditions with reliable linkages to high quality information and health care providers. The intersection of self-care and digital health has the potential to increase access to critical health services but also presents challenges and possible barriers.

Partners

PSI & Self-Care Trailblazers Group

Activities

The Self-Care Evidence and Learning Working Group of the Self-Care Trailblazers Group partnered with HealthEnabled to develop a framework that provides practical guidance for effectively designed, implemented, and researched digital health in support of self-care. The framework draws on a broad range of WHO and other self-care and digital health guidelines and standards and serves as a living document to guide designers, implementers, researchers, and policy makers as they embark on the digitization of self-care.

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Projects we are currently working on include:

Global Health Index Launch 2019

The inaugural State of Digital Health report provides the first ever snapshot of digital health ecosystems throughout the world and lays the foundation for better informed and coordinated investments in digital health.

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Global Digital Health Index launch

Global

The GDHI will empower health ministries, funders, policy makers, and industry players to make informed strategic decisions as they build sustainable digital health solutions at scale.

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The Global Digital Health Index

Global

An interactive digital resource that tracks, monitors and evaluates, and scores the effective use of digital technology for health across WHO Member States.

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Faster to Zero

South Africa and Uganda

The goal of the project is to increase the impact of digital health solutions for the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV through an integrated digital health system and approach.

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Unfinished Business

South Africa

The Unfinished Business initiative was established to ensure that 90% of children living with HIV, TB and malnutrition are identified early and linked to the treatment, care and support that they need.

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MomConnect

South Africa

MomConnect is a South Africa National Department of Health (NDOH) initiative that provides tailored information to pregnant women and new mothers about pregnancy, birth and care of an infant.

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Some of the initiatives that we have previously worked on include:

Digital Self-Care Framework

Global

The Self-Care Evidence and Learning Working Group of the Self-Care Trailblazers Group partnered with HealthEnabled to develop a framework that provides practical guidance for effectively designed, implemented, and researched digital health in support of self-care.

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Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Data for Immunisation Collaboration

Global

HealthEnabled has worked with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and various Alliance members and partners on a multi-year initiative to enhance the strategic use of digital technology data for immunisation programming.

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AIDS-free Generation

South Africa

UNICEF South Africa commissioned HealthEnabled to investigate current digital health initiatives targeting sexual and reproductive health among youth and identify opportunities to better engage with that population, providing information and resources that promote healthy behaviors.

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UNCoLSC

Global, with a focus on Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Strategic and Technical Advisory Support

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ICT for Child Protection Case Management in Emergencies

Global, with fieldwork in Kenya and South Sudan

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mothers2mothers

Sub-Saharan Africa

Strategic and Technical Advisory Support

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EGPAF, Tanzania

Tanzania

Strategic and Technical Advisory Support

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