D-tree International is a leader in the development of mobile health (mHealth) tools for use by health workers in low income countries
Description/achievement of initiative
D-tree International is a leader in the development of mobile health (mHealth) tools for use by health workers in low income countries. Working together with Etisalat, D-tree is collaborating to improve the quality of health services provided to women, men and children in Tanzania. Through its subsidiary, Zantel, Etisalat is providing improved access to z-pesa outlets and innovative technology to facilitate payments which will be used to pay community birth attendants and transport providers who assist women in reaching health facilities for delivery. This is part of a broader collaboration wherein D-tree combines its expertise in developing mHealth decision support applications with Etisalat's experience in providing the technological backbone for scalable mobile solutions and will include projects in treatment of children with severe acute malnutrition as well as other maternal and child health areas. The D-tree International commitment focuses on working closely with the private, government and NGO sectors in operating countries to national sustainability and impact; making its intellectual property freely available so that its impact can be most widely leveraged; ensuring that its work is focused on helping those most in need and in particular on the rights and needs of poor women and children throughout the world.