UNCoLSC

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

Our Role:
Convener of the Digital Health Technical Reference Team

Resources:

The United Nations Commission on Life-Saving Commodities (UNCoLSC) was founded in 2012 as a part of the ‘Every Woman, Every Child’ initiative to increase access to and awareness of 13 overlooked life-saving commodities for women and children (e.g., oxytocin, antenatal corticosteroids, chlorhexidine, contraceptive implants). Technical Reference Teams (TRTs) were established to carry out the Commission’s mandate, and the Digital Health TRT was set-up to operate across all commodities, enhancing commodity access and availability.

Partners

UNCoLSC TRTs (Child Health, convened by UNICEF and CHAI; Newborn Health, convened by PATH); D-tree; Moi University Institute of Biomedical Informatics

Activities

    • Supported the work of multiple TRTs in demand generation: mobile tools for behaviour change communications
    • Developed a strategy for harmonization and coordination of mobile tools to support integrated community case management (m-iCCM)
    • Provided general technical advisory support on digital health

Results

    • Developed a harmonization framework for scaling up mobiles for integrated community case management (m-iCCM) that can be applied more broadly
    • Extended the reach of health worker training on the preparation and application of chlorhexidine in Kenya and, separately, magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) globally
    • Provided technical advice to the TRTs on digital health
    • Developed toolkits highlighting resources and best practices on digital health

More Projects

Projects we are currently working on include:

Global Health Index Launch 2019

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Global Digital Health Index launch

Global

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The Global Digital Health Index

Global

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Faster to Zero

South Africa and Uganda

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Unfinished Business

South Africa

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MomConnect

South Africa

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

Digital Self-Care Framework

Global

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Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Data for Immunisation Collaboration

Global

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AIDS-free Generation

South Africa

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UNCoLSC

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

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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

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EGPAF, Tanzania

Tanzania

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