Updated Mar 29, 2019
Mobile CRVS app will drive up increase coverage on registration of livebirth, stillbirth, death /cause of death. Tracks neonate birth weight less than 2.5kg and connects babies whose mother dies at childbirth to NGOs nutrition programmehttps://youtu.be/cvFSlDbHqAA
In Nigeria, 37 neonatal death per 1000 live-births (260,000 of 7,000,000 annual births lost in their first month of life: NPopC, 2016) as against 12 per 1000 live-birth SDGs 3.2 targets by 2030. This greater occurance of rapid neonate death rate is associated with low coverage or late registration of Live birth and weak referral system and poor quality health system at the primary heathcare center in Nigeria
Youth caregiver volunteers would be trained to lead follow-up on home-birth. Dwips deploy mobile-CRVS-app to work offline with encrypted backup data & online verification of newborn identity using mother fingerprints image linked to child. At pilot phase: At point of delivery, maternal death is tracked and 300 term baby profiled for nutrition care and 300 premature/or LBW <2.5kg babies qualify to receive formula-milk (3 packs each for 300 small-babies) with birth registration completed.
(1) Mobile notification of birth: the one-step App platform brings mass mobile civil registration data and fingerprint identification token for neonates and location analytics report to routine registrars at the NPopC and also to newborn healthcare providers including caregivers (community based women volunteer) at the grassroots.
(2) Confidentiality: when our cloud server is launched, authorized agencies approved by the NPopC can verify age and parent-to-baby info using Quick Response (QR) code to prevent age fraud.
(3) Volunteered caregivers will regularly report infant health condition via mobile CRVS app (a module to be built for this function) to reconnect babies at risk to immediate care and to increase neonate survival.
(4) Two-way feedback messaging: our mobile CRVS app platform (text-based-integration-module to be built) will enable healthcare providers (end-users of app) to send baby-care appointment alerts to patients (nursing mother–to–child) referred to nearest hospital.
Unlike the passive RapidSMS (UNICEF project) that usually have backlog of data entry, RapidSMS is a web framework based on the Django web framework which extends the logic and capabilities of Django to communicate with SMS messages. While RapidSMS is mainly used for mobile birth data collection and reporting, our approach is different as we are offering identification services as a bundle. The scope of our innovation covers digitalized registration of live births, stillbirths and death/cause of death registration for infants and adults. For example, in the case of live births delivery and before the child has a given name, we collect the surname and assign temporal Birth ID to send data to server right from point of registration and notify users of urgent situations such as LBW <2.5kg or maternal death, for early newborn nutrition intervention by healthcare providers. beyond data storage; we provide digital identity (birth certificates), verification, analysis, and report.
|New Implemented Countries||Nigeria|
|Recruit||18 Local caregivers Volunteers, and 8 project team members|
|New Feature||including mode of delivery and birth order into the mobile CRVS app|