Electronic Health Patient Dstabase at Rural Health Centre

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Electronic Health Patient Dstabase at Rural Health Centre

Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
$10,000 - $50,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Creating a database that can be used by Public rural Health Care facilities to keep and track patients data for better references for patients

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Proper data and patients records for medical purposes in rural areas will be in place.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

The idea is unique in the sense that presently despite the great strides by the government of the Gambia in providing health care around the country, in terms of access to patients records the system is still manual and doctors in the major hospital cannot be able to access patients records to deliver references and better treatment from a distance, with the possibility of doctors within the Gambia able to access records of patients in rural public health centres in the Gambia, patients in rural areas will be able to get specialist support in areas that cannot reach due to remoteness. Public Health Care workers can now be able top get support from doctors and other specialist in treating and providing needed assistance to patients in rural areas. With the landing of a sub marine cable in the Gambia, faster Internet access around the country will enable such system to be web accessible throughout the country and create a proper support system for the public health centres in rural areas.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

The systyem when in place will improve health care delivery to children and womemn in general in rural Gambia
About You
The Gambia YMCA
Section 1: You
First Name


Last Name


Website URL

The Gambia YMCA


, KA

Section 2: Your Organization
Organization Name

The Gambia YMCA

Organization Phone
Organization Address
Organization Country

, KA

Your idea
Country and state your work focuses on

, KA

Website URL
Do you have a patent for this idea?


TYo develop the System and cross check it works properly.


My organisation has the human resources top develop the system and good support from the telecommunication company to get the required Internet Access to these public health centres when it kicks off.

What will it take for your project to be successful over the next three years? Please address each year separately, if possible.

Commitment and getting the right equipment to kick start it, creating a user friendly program web enabled and overall capacity building of the personnel to use the system.

What would prevent your project from being a success?

Lack of providing the right professional capacity development of staff to use the system.

How many people will your project serve annually?

More than 10,000

What is the average monthly household income in your target community, in US Dollars?

Less than $50

Does your project seek to have an impact on public policy?


What stage is your project in?

Idea phase

In what country?

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Is your initiative connected to an established organization?


If yes, provide organization name.

The Gambia YMCA

How long has this organization been operating?

More than 5 years

Does your organization have a Board of Directors or an Advisory Board?


Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with NGOs?


Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with businesses?


Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with government?


Please tell us more about how these partnerships are critical to the success of your innovation.

We work with the relevant NGO agency as part of the community of NGO's in the Gambia, we work with line governmental ministries on programs we involved with, this ministries support our work as they are in line with the government vision 2020.

Businesses too support our programs as need be and personnel from that sector volunteer their experts towards our programs we do.

What are the three most important actions needed to grow your initiative or organization?

Capacity Building

The Story
What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?

After I completed a course on Health INformatics at the University of PLymouth

Tell us about the social innovator behind this idea.

Public Health Care Promotional through the use of digital media

How did you first hear about Changemakers?

Web Search (e.g., Google or Yahoo)

If through another, please provide the name of the organization or company

50 words or fewer