NeoTree innovation is a low-cost tablet-based digital health application. The NeoTree aims to improve newborn care in healthcare facilities in low-resource settings. It has replaced the paper admission and discharge forms and helps Health Community Workers (HCWs) with their care of neonates in the nursery. It also contains the clinical diagnosis algorithm on top of the admission scripts. Data management is another important part of the project which allows data to be rapidly visualized by the HCW for effective and informed decision-making. Data is visualized using a dashboard.

Geographic scope

Central Region, Lilongwe

Lessons learned during implementation

The system managed to reduce the following challenges:

  • Delayed provision of care;
  • Insufficient continuity of care;
  • Lack of quality/ complete and reliable data
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First year of implementation