Our team is in Eastern Province participating in mobilization this week! Mobilization is the process where the benefits of IRS are explained to communities, each house is given a registration card, and preparations are made. New developments in the mSpray tool mean that it can track mobilization efforts, so district managers planning IRS can confirm on their dashboard whether an area has been mobilized and is ready for spraying. #mSpray #PrecisionPublicHealth #SpatialIntelligence #PrecisionInterventions
We are at MERL Tech DC today! Stop by at 2PM to see Akros’ very own Julie Doherty speaking about innovations in data capture and management in DHIS2-based systems: WhatsApp and USSD.
This month we're welcoming two new Global Health Corps fellows, James and Parysa! Since partnering with @globalhealthcorps in 2014, Akros has hosted 16 fellows! GHC is an important part of Akros, providing us with young, talented leaders in global health and technology that often stay with us beyond their fellowship year. Want to know more? Visit www.ghcorps.org #changemakers
The Feed the Future Ethiopia Livelihoods for Resilience Activity is a five-year @usaid funded project running from 2016 to 2021. The project supports Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) households to build resilient #livelihoods with improved food and #nutrition security. The project works closely with the government of Ethiopia, and will target over 100,000 PSNP households in 27 Woredas of Amhara, SNNP, and Tigray regions, with the aim of enabling 97,900 households to graduate from the PSNP with resilience. Akros is working with @careorg to develop and implement a #DHIS2 tracker capture system for data collection and project monitoring to track income generation activities, training participation, household profiles, financial status, and other data relevant to rural service delivery. In this photo, Woreda Team Leaders and project M&E staff are engaged in a hands on exercise during an Akros-led TOT where they are using the desktop and mobile application interfaces of the DHIS2 instance for the Livelihoods Resilience Activity. (Photo Credit: Nguza Yikona)
Last week we wrapped up our partnership with @unicefzambia and the Ministry of Water Development, Sanitation, and Environmental Protection (formerly Ministry of Local Government and Housing) in support of the Community Led Total Sanitation Program. In 2014 Akros began working with village-based Sanitation Action Groups, Community Champions, and traditional leaders to track household sanitation and water access using basic feature phones. Use of feedback mechanisms and data visualizations from the #DHIS2 based WASH Management Information System in 68 districts helped to support behavior changes resulting in over 2.5 million new users of #sanitation! A big thanks to the Akros #WASH team! #odf #ict4d #clts