Project Description

Supporting LIFE applies a novel combination of smartphone technology, wireless body area network sensors and expert decision support systems to equip the Ministry of Health’s front-line health-care workers in Malawi with mobile devices and applications to assist in their assessment, diagnosis and treatment of seriously ill children.

Abstract

Supporting LIFE develops a low-cost implementation and has an immediate and considerably high impact on the control of malaria and neglected infectious diseases in Malawi. The project aims to collect a large patient dataset, which will help overcome existing data deficiencies in healthcare disease control in low resource settings in Malawi. Through the local partners in Malawi, the Supporting LIFE project will educate and train health workers in manual and automatic (patient sensors) vital sign measurement and interpretation as well as how to use the e-IMCI tool to diagnose and treat young children with infectious diseases.

Project Details

Coordinator: 
Imperial College London, UK
Partners: 
accelopment AG, CH
Luke International Norway Forening, NO
Lunds Universiteit, SE
Mzuzu University, MW
The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford, UK
The Registered Trustees of the Ungweru, MW
University College Cork, IE
Contact: 
Dr John O‘Donoghue
Duration: 
01.05.2013 - 30.04.2017
Budget: 
3.7 million euro
Our Services: 
Contract Negotiations
Project Management
Project Dissemination
Funding Programme: 
  • FP7-Health
Area: 
  • ICT
  • Human Health

Testimonial

Dr John O‘Donoghue, Imperial College London, UK

"The FP7 Supporting LIFE consortium are delighted to be working with accelopment, as their hands on working experience of supporting such large scale, long term projects is invaluable in assisting us achieve our research objectives."

Dr John O‘Donoghue, Imperial College London, UK