mPower Social Enterprises Ltd. signed a formal MoU with the Institute of Public Health and Nutrition (IPHN), DGHs and World Vision Bangladesh to pilot a mHealth platform to monitor growth and nutritional status at Dacop, Khulna. The mHealth solution will be used by the Health Assistants (HA) and Community Health Care Providers (CHCP) to provide nutritional services and capture growth and nutritional data to share with the national health information system directly.
For this project, OpenSRP GMP will be developed and deployed by mPower Social Enterprises Ltd. which will be supported by the Nobo Jatra Project, which is funded by USAID and implemented by World Vision Bangladesh. The application will create nutritional profile for children under five, pregnant women and lactating mothers. Through this the HAs and CHCPs will be able to provide nutritional services and risk flags will be generated for cases with malnutrition so that they can put more focus on them.
The data collected will cover the disbursement linked indicators (DLI) for the IPHN, which will be shared directly to the DHIS 2 system and in dashboards build for supervision from which the IPHN will be able to generate monitoring reports and conduct real-time follow up for the pilot area.
Currently, IPHN, mPower Social Enterprises Ltd. and World Vision Bangladesh are going through processes to capture work processes, data flow and data needs effectively for successful implementation of the project.