AfyaPro was developed in East Africa and is deployed in Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Ghana.
In Ghana, AeHS international works together with Nyaho Medical Centre, a top hospital in Accra, to establish a diabetes call centre. It will bring the medical services home. This means more safety, convenience and better health outcomes. Research is on-going to proof this statement, which has been observed elsewhere.
The call centre concept will be replicated for maternal health. This is presently under investigation.
In Malawi, AeHS International worked together with local partners in the Southern and Central region. Specifically they support implementations in the districts of Chikwawa, Lilongwe and Machinga. To reinforce the quality of support, a collaboration with the Zambian office is under preparation.
The staff of AeHS International was at the cradle of eHealth in Mali. A number of ICT solutions have been developed with the support of IICD. The IKON project is an interesting example of making telemedicine projects sustainable. Also intensive collaboration was maintained with CERTES. CERTES uses the software Ciz@n as integrated Hospital Management Information System.
Technology and transformative services can bring significant improvement in health services. The Tanzanian health system suffers from fragmentation and an inappropriate use of the referral chain. The paucity of doctors and the erratic availability of medical supplies makes the patient journey costly in terms of time and money.
Tanzania is the cradle of the development of the AfyaPro solutions. In 2006, the first implementations were done. Electricity problems wiped out a part of the efforts. As of 2008, new implementations started, especially in the Lake Zone. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health visited the Lake Zone. She was amazed of the possibilities. From that moment AfyaPro implementations have been growing in Tanzania with about 30 implementations at present. The health facilities are located in Lake Zone, Ifakara, Lindi, Mbeya, Tanga, Rungwe and Dar es Salaam.
Zimbabwe is a country with a lot of potential and with persistent problems. AeHS staff supported the conceptualization, development and implementation of the database system for the national result based financing program. This has been rolled out over the whole country. Also an eVoucher system for maternal health care was developed and operational since 2015.
AeHS operates together with ICT Warehouse in Zimbabwe. ICT Warehouse (Pvt) Ltd is a Zimbabwean registered company which was duly incorporated in terms of the Companies Act in 2005 and is fully owned by Zimbabweans. The name of their organisation summaries who they are: a warehouse of technology, a warehouse of innovation, and a warehouse of knowledge. The world today revolves around information and knowledge warehouses and the best stocked warehouse dictates the evolution. In the context of ICT Warehouse, the word ‘warehouse’ connotes their determination to create innovative business solutions. They are committed to yielding excellence in our service delivery.
Besides maintenance and support, no new activities have been undertaken pending the release of AfyaPro2.0 Connected Care and the opening of new possibilities in Zimbabwe.