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  • 1. Tendai Data Collection Platform December 2011
  • 2. What is SARPAM? Too many people in southern Africa suffer from disease without any medical relief . Greater access to proper medical care at an affordable price will mean more for the region than just a healthier economy. Photo: Vestergaard Frandsen (
  • 3. SARPAM
    • The Southern Africa Regional Programme on Access to Medicines and Diagnostics (SARPAM) is rolling out a series of interventions to ensure better availability of quality, affordable, essential medicines within southern Africa by 2015.
    • Main Activities
    • Supporting the SADC Pharmaceutical Business Plan
    • Regional Medicines InfoHub
    • Civil Society Partnership for Action
    • Pharmaceutical Market Innovations
    • Regional Access to Medicines Indaba
  • 4. What is Tendai? Community-level Monitoring by Civil Society of Access to Medicines in southern Africa. First hand information on availability, access, quality and prices of medicines can be gathered even in remote areas Instantly accessible digital surveys, photos and videos provide insight into the real issues at community level All information with regards to this project will be shared on InfoHub Photo: Innovations for Poverty Action) (
  • 5. SARPAM works at a regional level: Through SADC Secretariat With DoHs Tendai works at a grassroots level: With local CSOs At basic health care facilities Photo: WELS (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod) Missions (
  • 6. Expected Outcomes Identification of problems – e.g. Zinc Sulphate is unavailable Monitor interventions – e.g. Zinc Sulphate procured at CMS – is it available at clinics? Link cs networks across the region Collect market intelligence to feed into regional database to be used by various stakeholders Advocacy , awareness, information-gathering and conversations about access to medicines
  • 7. Implementation 6 civil society organisations: PATAM, SEATINI, TAC, CWGH, HAI Africa, EPN Training workshops Pilot implementation: Oct 2011 – June 2012 Monthly data collection
  • 8. How does it work?
  • 9. Benefits of Mobile Technology
    • Real-time data gathering
    • On-device validation
      • Cannot submit empty questionnaires
      • Required questions cannot be skipped
      • Data sanity checks before submission – feedback is immediate
    • Real-time analysis and response
    • Shorter feedback cycles
  • 10. Questionnaires
  • 11. Questionnaire Design
    • Consultation with CSOs
    • Designed to be compatible with WHO/HAI surveys
    • 10 medicines tracked – selection criteria based on local needs and SADC priority medicines.
    • Focus on an equal number of paediatric and adult medicines
  • 12. Questionnaire Design
    • Questionnaire usability is constantly improved based on community monitor feedback
    • Translated into French, Portuguese and Swahili
  • 13. Training Workshops (South Africa) Skype Training Training Workshop
  • 14. Training Workshops (Zimbabwe)
  • 15. Training Workshops (Malawi)
  • 16. Training Workshops (DRC)
  • 17. Training Workshops (Tanzania)
  • 18. Training Workshops (Mozambique)
  • 19. Map of Registered Facilities (so far)
  • 20. Story Submissions
  • 21. Story Submissions
  • 22.  
  • 23. Vodafone 858 Android 2.2 3G, GPS, 2MP Camera, FM Radio Costs just over $100
  • 24. Survey Software OpenDataKit – a free and open source set of tools which help organisations author, field, and manage mobile data collection solutions.