Community Health Workers (CHWs) are relied upon in many remote areas to provide health education and services, such as antenatal visits to expecting mothers. But they often lack administrative supports to do their job - such as the ability to collect, compile, and act on patient data.
This solution is simple: (1) CHWs visit expecting mothers and text patient information to a central number; (2) Local data entry clerks (or an automated system) enter this information into a database; and (3) The database sends calendar-style alerts about follow-up visits to CHWs and patients.
This system would help CHWs keep track of their clients' diverse needs, as well as send health-related messages and alerts to the expecting mothers themselves. Finally, with enough community members registered in the database, the system could also facilitate the delivery of services to expecting mothers, such as motorbike ambulances for transport to a health facility.