12 Dec AitaHealth: 4 years and 1 million individuals registered
Casper Strydom | 12 December 2018
On 20 August 2014 AitaHealth was launched at the Mamelodi Stanza Bopape Clinic. In attendance were 50 Community Health Workers, local government management from the City of Tshwane and the University of Pretoria: Department of Family Medicine team that co-created the mobile application with Mezzanine.
Four years later…. and the number of Community Health Workers that have been active users of AitaHealth have grown to more than 2000 in 11 districts of South Africa. These users, who have been trained on implementing Community Orientated Primary Care (COPC), recently reached the milestone of registering 1 million individuals on the AitaHealth platform.
What is AitaHealth?
AitaHealth is a mobile application used to register, screen and identify at risk individuals in their homes. The intuitive design assists Community Health Workers with decision making during the assessment and then guides them to schedule follow-up visits for all flagged health conditions. The data is available in real time to Team Leaders and health management stakeholders who use it for health intervention planning and National Department of Health indicator reporting.