Three Reasons for Harmonization in Digital Health


A community health worker sits in the clinic and uploads results for patients via SMS technology Ngabu Clinic, Malawi, 2014 ©Schermbrucker Original article appeared on Life-Saving Commodities Practitioner’s Blog The field of digital health is at a crossroads. We know what interventions work, but are now left with the big two questions of: how do Read More

Tella Matias Uses Mobile App to Save Lives in Malawi


Imagine what it’s like to have a child with a constant fever that continues for several weeks, and you are not sure how to treat it. To make matters worse, the nearest health facility is a grueling walk away from your village. This was the reality of a young mother living in Jumbe village, part of Read More

Milestone Reached: 1,000th Woman’s Life Saved in Tanzania


D-tree International uses innovative technology to improve healthcare worldwide. In northwestern Tanzania, in partnership with Pathfinder International and Touch Foundation (with funding from the Vodafone Foundation and USAID), we are implementing the Mobilizing Maternal Health (MMH) program, which focuses on improving maternal health. In this program, pregnant women are registered by community health workers, who Read More

Are Mobile Applications Cost Effective?


USAID’s Health Finance and Governance Project (HFG) recently published a report titled Evaluating the Cost-effectiveness of Mobile Decision Support Tools: A Malawi Case Study. In partnership with D-tree International and Catholic Relief Services, HFG analyzed the costs of developing and scaling a mobile decision-support application and its effect on adherence to the recommended protocol for Read More

Safer Deliveries project featured


D-tree International’s mHealth for Safer Deliveries project has been featured in a special compendium of 14 health program case studies produced by USAID’s ‘Health, Finance & Governance’ project. Case study # 9 features D-tree’s mHealth project Safer Deliveries in Zanzibar, Tanzania and focuses on the role that mobile money plays in driving up facility deliveries. Read More

Family Planning application in Picture It


As part of its work championing and advocating for health workers, IntraHealth International has launched ‘Picture It’, a photo blog dedicated to honor and raise awareness of family planning counseling & services provided by health workers around the world. D-tree’s work with community healthcare workers in Shinyanga, Tanzania is currently highlighted with a write-up of Read More

Improving Maternal Healthcare in rural Karnataka


D-tree’s collaboration with Karuna Trust and Swasti, a health resource center focused on public health outcomes for marginalized and under-served communities in India has been written up by TheBetterIndia.com for its innovative Suyojana project. Suyojana, a cell phone application, allows Auxiliary Nurse Midwives serving providing antenatal and postnatal services in rural areas of Karnataka State Read More

Video profile of Family Planning project


D-tree’s latest video illustrating our work in rural Tanzania is now up online. This project not only helps Community Health Workers follow Standards of Care but also strengthens the whole health system. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr1ZF9prGxI&rel=0 Thanks to our videographer Ueli Litscher.

D-tree at the United Nations General Assembly


D-tree has been invited to attend an Innovations Marketplace on Monday September 28th hosted by the Innovations Working Group at the UN General Assembly. This gathering will feature a number of innovative programs using science and technology to deliver social impact and achieve development goals.

D-tree Tanzania Joins the Innovation Factory


Lucy Silas, D-tree’s Country Manager in Tanzania, was invited to participate in the Kick-off meeting for the eHealth Tanzania Country Unit of the GIZ Innovation Factory. This workshop, taking place September 7th – 11th in Wandlitz, in northeastern Germany, is setting the ground for establishing the Innovation Factory. At the end of the Innovation Factory Read More