CaseStudy5

Mozambique, Private Sector

SPRAYING FOR MALARIA

Developed a simplified data collection process to ensure that the application is simple and user-friendly

2 Days

from project start
to first real world test

10 000+

sprayed homes tracked to date

2 Days

from project start
to first real world test

10 000+

sprayed homes tracked to date

$200/sprayer

And under = tech cost including mobile devices

100%

user adoption in a rural area that has low
connectivity and limited IT skills

$200/ sprayer

And under = tech cost including mobile devices

100%

user adoption in a rural area that has low
connectivity and limited IT skills

THE CHALLENGE

Improved Malaria spraying can help boost health and economy by reducing the spread of the disease but when scattered over homes in vast rural areas with no addresses or maps, it’s difficult to track which homes are sprayed. Spray teams in rural Mozambique have limited tech skills and use paper-based recording processes. In addition, work is carried out in open fields where there are tough environmental conditions. The budget for tech is limited as funds are allocated towards anti-malaria chemicals.

OUR APPROACH

  • Developed a simplified data collection process to ensure that the application is simple and user friendly
  • Delivered of a functioning prototype within 48 hours
  • Used robust tech framework to enable the app to work offline and maintain stability in rural areas
  • Created a simple user guide used to train the team remotely
  • Pre-configured devices to ease spraying team induction process