child status index dtree

In Malawi, we trained 104 Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC) committees on using a digital tool to assess the wellbeing of children in their areas. The electronic version covers six domains with 12 measurable goals upon which the children are scored. This mobile tool replaced the old, paper based system, which had problems such as delayed receipt of information and incomplete, erroneous information. Use of this tool by the OVC committee demonstrated an improved error rate to only 5% of the forms and a measurable improvement in the numbers of children lost to follow up.