Mthobeli TengimfeneExecutive Head: CSI Projects06 June 2011Cape Town
CSI PRACTIONER’S DILEMMA SOCIAL GOOD COMMERCIALISATION vs
VODACOM STRATEGY EVOLUTION ( EG HEALTH & EDUCATION) PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT HOUSE ( MHEALTH PLATFFORM) VODACOM FOUNDATION JED JOINT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME NGO CBO SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS GOVERNMENT Community Needs For Services No Commercial Solutions available Market for Products and Services Health Education Social Service SOCIAL SERVICES EDUCATION HEALTH Other OTHER
POSITIONING To establish a test bed for various mobile interventions in health management with a focus on HiV/Aids management
Vodacom Foundation moving up the Value Stack
Who are the Partners? Funding Partner Vodacom Foundation Technology Partners Praekelt Foundation GEOMed Cell-Life Clinical Partner Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (formally RHRU and ECHO)
The Objectives The Vodacom Ikhwezi mHealth Partnership aims to support the work of the Department of Health (DOH) and SA National AIDS Council (SANAC) in four ways, through the use of mobile technology to: Communicate to and educate the general population around HIV/AIDS - with a strong prevention focus. 2) Encourage widespread HIV Counseling and Testing, and support people living with HIV to initiate treatment where appropriate. 3) Assist people living with HIV who are on ARV treatment, to stay on treatment and ultimately, adhere to their drugs. 4) Strengthen the Health Care System.
Objective 1 Use mobile technology to... Communicate to and educate the general population around HIV/Aids - with a strong prevention focus. To target the general population (irrespective of their HIV-status) with informational services that drive awareness, prevention, testing and access to treatment. Our activities are in-line with the SANAC communications strategy and the National HCT campaign.
Objective 2 Use mobile technology to... Encourage widespread HIV Counseling and Testing, and support people living with HIV to initiate treatment where appropriate. Support the process of HIV Counseling and Testing so that more people know their status. Once people know they are HIV positive, then use mobile technology to drive towards a CD4-test, and once tested, inform people of their results, so that they can either be enrolled onto treatment or be reminded to go for follow-up CD4 tests in future.
Objective 3 Use mobile technology to... Assist HIV positive people whom are on ARV treatment, to stay on treatment and ultimately, adhere to their drugs. Use mobile technology to keep people on treatment for as long as possible, by reminding them to take their drugs, and to go to the doctor.
Objective 4 Use mobile technology to... Strengthen the Health Care System Leverage the coverage footprint of Vodacom South Africa and the value offering of mobile (GSM) technology to strengthen the South African health care system. Several embedded service offerings enable better clinical and administrative decision making in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
IMPACT STUDY The impact study aims to prove that the programmes put in place by the Ikhwezi mHealth Partnership have had the following affect.
UNMET SOCIETAL NEEDS IDENTIFIED (MARKET RESEARCH, NGO, SOCIAL SURVEYS, RAPID REQUIREMENT APPRAISALS , SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS ETC) UNMET SOCIETAL NEEDS IDENTIFIED (MARKET RESEARCH, NGO, SOCIAL SURVEYS, RAPID REQUIREMENT APPRAISALS , SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS ETC) NO PROVEN TECHNICAL SOLUTION PROOF OF CONCEPT FUNDING & COLLABORATION TEST OF EFFICACY & SCALABILITY OF THE SOLUTION , READY TO COMMERCIALISE NO FUNDING BUT TECHINICAL SOLUTION EXISTS FUNDIND REQUEST EVALUATED & DECISION MADE Commercial viability study and Commercialisation decision NO PROVEN TECHNICAL SOLUTION MARKET SIZING AND COMMERCIAL VIABILITY STUDIES NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT