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Boarding strategy “neighborhood doctor”

The strategy incorporates a comprehensive vision of the health, individual, family and community with a focus on the determinants of health

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Describe what you intend to do and how you'll do it in one to two sentences (required 350 Characters)

The Boarding strategy “neighborhood doctor”aims to provide comprehensive health coverage by bringing health services closer to the community, identifying priority and vulnerable groups where children under five years have incomplete vaccination schemes. A comprehensive care team is mobilized that is constituted by health personnel,

Explain the innovation (2,500 characters)

“Neighborhood doctor”is a strategy, which aims to guarantee equitable access to health services to the population, with special focus on priority and vulnerable groups. The strategy changes the traditional patterns of healthcare through interventions in the communities by identifying and geographically referencing patiens through an application created by the Ministry of Public Health, in which the health data of patients are recorded. The groups of patients prioritized are: children without vaccination, elderly adults, pregnant women, children under two years; children under five years of age at risk of malnutrition, high-risk pregnant women, children under 2 years of age at risk of acute malnutrition, people with physical and intellectual disabilities and people suffering from chronic or rare diseases. The health care to these groups is provided by an health care team consisting of a general practitioner, a nurse, and a Primary Health Care Technician (TAPS), and, a family physician. The strategy strengthens primary health care, resolving the most frequent pathologies in the first level health system, avoiding the saturation of the public hospitals.

Which part(s) of the world does this innovation target?

  • South America

Geographic Focus

Ecuador is a country located in the northwestern part of South America.Ecuador is straddling the equator, and conformed by four natural regions, what leads to a high biodiversity, which is also reflected in a diverse population, representing an important challenge for equal health care.

Stage of Innovation

  • Early Adaption

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)

We know that the health of a population is not recovered only by supplying medication but rather it depends on a set of determinants that are directly influenced by the social environmental economic conditions. The strategy “Neighborhood doctor” tries to approach this problem in a different way, working in articulation with all levels of government, private sector and non-governmental stakeholders in order to provide a better quality of life for the population.

How is your idea unique? (750 characters)

The strategy rethinks the work of the health teams as well as their aim, functions, methodologies; taking into account that health is not only the result of the actions carried out by this Ministry, but also is the result of the work or commitment that each individual, family, neighborhood, neighborhood or community puts individually or collectively in order to reach the highest level of health possible through a work methodology where health teams go to the place where the population requires it to perform an identification and geographically referencing the population. Once the identification of priority and vulnerable groups is carried out, the second step is the attention, which is given by a family doctor.

What is the name of your organization

Neighborhood Medical Approach Strategy.

Explain your organization (250 characters)

The Ministry of Public Health of Ecuador (MSP) is in charge of exercising the governance, regulation, planning, coordination, control and management of National Health System,. The MSP prioritizes the promotion of health and the prevention of disease

Organizational Characteristics

  • Women’s health/rights focused organization

Gender and Diversity (500 characters)

Tras la adopción de la política de gratuidad, en el año 2007 el Modelo de Atención Integral de Salud con Enfoque Familiar, Comunitario e Intercultural (MAIS).El modelo propuesto por el Ministerio de Salud Publica busca consolidar la atención primaria de la salud como estrategia que prioriza la prevención de la enfermedad, la promoción de la salud; priorización desde un enfoque de evitabilidad y la participación organizada de los sujetos sociales en la construcción de una sociedad saludable.

Organization Location (less than 250 Characters)

Av. Quitumbe Ñan y Av. Amaru Ñan Plataforma Gubernamental de Desarrollo Social. Código Postal: 170146 / Quito - Ecuador Teléfono: 593-2 381-4400

Size of organization (number of employees):

  • 101-1,000 people

Website URL

Scale of organizational work

  • National (expansive reach within one country)

Applying to Gavi INFUSE

  • Gavi Website


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