Women’s Health Technology
App for Resource
Constrained Settings
projectkeyfacts
• Quick switch - poll – how many of you are familiar
with the Population Council?
• How many know what ...
The
Population Council
conducts research to
address critical health and
development issues. We are
working to stop th...
projectkeyfacts
1952
17
Locations
Founded by John D. Rockefeller, 3rd
Offices around the world – HQ in NY
Focus coun...
projectkeyfacts
The simple story.
Training for
health workers in
Senegal
Refresher
Training
projectdetails Questions will
come up after
training and
resources needed
to assist.
This tech
(feature phone)
may ...
projectdetails This would be great,
but not yet possible
in our context.
projectdetails
projectdetails
projectname
• What if we could create a workable technology solution to
provide helpful/useful/specific health informati...
projectreason
• Improve the ability to
• Allow health workers to obtain needful information
when questions come up duri...
projectreason
Example of useful ICT that is workable.
Who wants to take a survey?
Example of an
mHealth data
collect tool:
Audio
Computer-assisted
Self-interviewing
(ACASI)
projectimportance
• Internal assets to leverage: IT group and tech savvy
researchers
• Project Context: Research-based ...
projectdetails
• Project timeline: 4-6 months
• Key milestones: Design idea - Initial prototype - Pre-test
• Internal p...
Ideas. Evidence. Impact.
The Population Council conducts research
and delivers solutions that improve lives
around the ...
Projectdetails recap
• Contact:
• Stan Mierzwa (Director, IT)
• smierzwa@popcouncil.org
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Population Council NYC 14

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  • 1. Women’s Health Technology App for Resource Constrained Settings
  • 2. projectkeyfacts • Quick switch - poll – how many of you are familiar with the Population Council? • How many know what we do?
  • 3. The Population Council conducts research to address critical health and development issues. We are working to stop the spread of HIV, provide more reproductive choices, and ensure that young people lead full and productive lives. Our research leads to better policies, programs, and technologies that improve lives around the world.
  • 4. projectkeyfacts 1952 17 Locations Founded by John D. Rockefeller, 3rd Offices around the world – HQ in NY Focus countries for RH women’s project – Senegal; Nigeria; Kenya
  • 5. projectkeyfacts The simple story.
  • 6. Training for health workers in Senegal
  • 7. Refresher Training
  • 8. projectdetails Questions will come up after training and resources needed to assist. This tech (feature phone) may be available and an option.
  • 9. projectdetails This would be great, but not yet possible in our context.
  • 10. projectdetails
  • 11. projectdetails
  • 12. projectname • What if we could create a workable technology solution to provide helpful/useful/specific health information for health workers and allow it to build up as used • Description of planned product: A tech tool that could function on a LCD (least common denominator) device – feature phone. Smartphones penetration at about only 12% available in Africa. • Product uses: Health workers; mid-wifes; physicians in clinics • User story: Lots of different work in women’s clinics; need something to help the health workers regarding our specific public health project; there exist constraints • Target market: Initially for use in Senegal; Nigeria; Kenya, but allow to scale to other areas
  • 13. projectreason • Improve the ability to • Allow health workers to obtain needful information when questions come up during health interventions – this can be for many different projects • Engage with an expert if needed – may not be synchronous • Permit the system to build up as used
  • 14. projectreason Example of useful ICT that is workable. Who wants to take a survey?
  • 15. Example of an mHealth data collect tool: Audio Computer-assisted Self-interviewing (ACASI)
  • 16. projectimportance • Internal assets to leverage: IT group and tech savvy researchers • Project Context: Research-based INGOs need innovative solutions for developing country use with less developed infrastructure • Strategic Benefits: Lots of buzz around m/eHealth technologies; Reduce duplication of efforts – improve efficiencies
  • 17. projectdetails • Project timeline: 4-6 months • Key milestones: Design idea - Initial prototype - Pre-test • Internal project approval: IT Director; research team • Total budget: $10-15K • Which parts of your project require external help? Innovative design integrated with low-end feature phones • What would an ideal partner bring to the table? Experience with building apps for developing countries
  • 18. Ideas. Evidence. Impact. The Population Council conducts research and delivers solutions that improve lives around the world. Big ideas supported by evidence: It’s our model for global change.
  • 19. Projectdetails recap • Contact: • Stan Mierzwa (Director, IT) • smierzwa@popcouncil.org

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