Stats Congo aims to collect and understand data about women and children’s health outcomes in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to generate rigours research analyses, promote economic efficiency, and focus efforts through impactful big data.
The medical data in DR Congo is not consistently digitalized, centralized and stored for long-term research analyses.
By creating the first centralized electronic health records database system in the DR Congo , it will help inform current and ongoing policies, allocation of funding programs and numerically advocate for the wellbeing of underserved women and children.
A streamline health data collecting process, and the creation of a secured database and digitalizing paper-based medical records.
The project aims to invest in maternal, newborns and child health’s programs in DR Congo and inform the prevalence of women and children’s poor health outcomes.
To pilot this idea, we partnered with Panzi Hospital in the Eastern Kivu region, in the city of Bukavu where women and children seek medical services due to experiencing the highest disease burden due to historical wars and mining conflict.
Collecting daily medical records of women and newborns treated at the Panzi hospital in Bukavu, DRC.
Digitalizing these medical records in real-time into a centralized database.
Maximizing rigour of data by continuously cleaning and analyzing it.
Stats Congo would not have been a success without the Grand Challenges Canada funding, the collaboration of hospitals in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and our highly qualified advisory board members.