Kano Connect is an mHealth platform managed by the Kano State Primary Health Care Management Board (KSPHCMB) with support from eHealth Africa (eHA) for the effective management and supervision of health services delivery by health workers in Kano state.

 
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countries

Nigeria

funding

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)

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Presently, Kano Connect focuses on strengthening Routine Immunization (RI) using communication and information management systems such as electronic RI supportive supervision checklists, a mobile application through which supportive supervision officers can send reports and a dashboard which supervisors and managers can use to follow up on action points.

In addition, the platform contains an up-to-date directory of all the health workers and health facilities within Kano state, allowing for effective communication and supervision.

Recently, an eLearning resource center was added to the platform to provide health workers in Kano state with texts, courses and presentations which would improve their delivery of quality RI services. The courses are available in audio formats and in the local language, Hausa for convenience and ease of understanding; and can be accessed using the Kano Connect android phones anywhere.

However, KSPHCMB is on the verge of extending the utilization of the Kano Connect platform to other programmatic areas within Kano State.

eHA's role

  • Provided over 1400 Android Mobile Phones to health workers HW across the state

  • Provided solar chargers to  health workers at health facility level  

  • Developed end to end concept of the project

  • Customized telecom’s plan (CUG, Mobile Data and SMS)

  • System design eForm/ RISS Checklist for Routine Immunization Supportive Supervision

  • Conceptualized, built and implemented the Kano Connect Dashboard (health workers and facilities directory, Calendar, RISS Overview and RISS Reports).

  • Continued to provide technical support to the state

  • Capacity building of HW on the use of electronic data tool (eform) and Dashboard for informed decision making.

  • Supported the state to train HW on Routine immunization supportive supervision SOPs guide

  • Created electronic RI courses (Basic RI guide) on the eLearning platform

  • Trained 57  routine immunization (RI) service providers  in 3 Local government areas—Fagge, Gabasawa and Nassarawa

  • Developed software for the web dashboard and mobile application

  • Provided 1st and 2nd level back-end and help desk support to users

who benefits
 
  • Kano State Primary Health Care Management Board Staff

 
Impact
 

95%

The average reporting rate for Routine Immunization Supportive Supervision (RISS) Submissions in the state is currently at 95%

1,400

health workers trained on the Kano Connect mhealth platform

57

health workers trained to use the eLearning Platform

 
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