Country of Operation
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
- Higher middle-income (60-80%)
- High-income (80-100%)
- Maternal, newborn and child health
SummaryChildCount+ is an mHealth platform developed by the Millennium Villages Project aimed at empowering communities to improve child survival and maternal health.
5 goals are:
Register every child under 5 and pregnant woman, This list would provide the basis for community health teams to monitor the health status of their children and women who are to give birth.
Record the MUAC of every child from 6 months to 5 years every 90 days for malnutrition.
Monitor for diarrhea, malaria and pneumonia, the three major preventable causes of death in children under 5.
Full child immunization support: Group all children in monthly age groups to know when a particular immunization is due. Record all immunizations and follow up with all children who are behind with their immunization schedule. Help manage vaccination campaigns.
Record all births/deaths locally.
Key program components
The program uses SMS messages to facilitate and coordinate the activities of community-based healthcare providers, and to register patients and their health status on a central web dashboard that provides a real-time view of the health of a community. Automated alerts help reduce gaps in treatment.
ChilCount+ is introducing applications that create access to health manuals and reinforce training on a range of topics including family planning, reproductive health, care for newborns and malnutrition.
ChildCount supports the delivery of:
CMAM (community-based management of acute malnutrition) programmes.
Home-based testing for malaria using Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) kits and immediate dispersal of treatments.
Home-based treatment of children with diarrheal illness.
CHWs used SMS messages to register patients and send in their data with the ultimate goal of improving child health and empowering community health workers.
The more recent ChildCount+ added support for maternal health.
With only 500 days remaining for the Millennium Development Goals, there is much excitement for the progresses in maternal, newborn, and
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