Updated Jul 31, 2018

Protecting Remote Infants by SMS (PRISMS): A novel phone application that empowers frontline health workers to effectively manage sick newborn babies.

Part of Mbarara University of Science and Technology

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Implemented In:

Uganda and Uganda

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Innovation Description

Health facilities at county level in Uganda provide care to majority of Ugandan newborns because of their easy accessibility yet they have no specialized health workers such as pediatricians. This has kept neonatal mortality high. We developed PRISMS an SMS based remote decision support system that uses routine newborn assessment findings to provide suggestions for appropriate comprehensive management for sick newborns at the level of a specialist based on a clinically validated algorithm.


Mar 2018
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