Collect and understand data about women and children’s health outcomes

Recognizing that the death rates of women and newborns often occur during and after pregnancy in most low-income countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo, we saw to harness data in order to monitor and assess medically related indicators linked to such high mortality rates. To best harness impactful data, we have partnered with local congolese hospitals to help us collect, monitor and assess women and their newborns health prevalence.

 Funded by Grand Challenges Canada

Partners

3

Hospitals

3

Data

5,000
UPN Clinique Maternelle
Centre Medical La Trinité

What's happening
In DRC

Giving birth should not be a death sentence for a woman, nor should a child not live past the age of 5. Sadly in some settings like in the DRC, this is the case.

Vision

Science

The importance of scientific research to inform social and economic development of society; generating data on the prevalence of MCNH in Congo can do that (with long-term impact implication).

Technology

By synchronizing existing healthcare administration sheets (data mining and storage); digitalizing current clinics into an online medical spreadsheets and using those findings to continuously visualize the prevalence of MCNH disease burden and demographics input.

Social-Enterprise

By visualizing data mines of clinical findings online, our website will serve as a point of reference and a hub that gather foreign international agents, researchers and health investors interested in conducting work in the DRCongo. This will create research and technology-based jobs in Congo while informing research-based decisions at the international scale.

Based in Congo

Meet the team

We do it out of passion. The team is divided into the Congo and Canada branches. The Canada team develops and maintains the platform and the Congo team deals with the data collection and funding distribution.

Based in Canada

Nohémie Mawaka 

Co-project Lead | Global Health

Nohémie Mawaka is a daughter of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where she saw too many health disparities faced by women and children. She earned her Bachelors of Science and Master’s studies in Global Health in hope of having the right training to create a platform that seeks to strengthen the Congolese healthcare system through the use of informed data and building local research capacity.

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There is this disconnection where Congo has so much data with great value, but the outside world are not aware of it. We are here to bridge the gap."

Eva Li 

Director of Design

Eva Li is a UX designer and front-end developer. She is the co-founder of Vanitar innovations Inc., a tech startup that aims to help people build meaningful connection through the latest technologies. She is passionate in new technology, data science and collaborations with academics.

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I don't see a lot of collaboration between tech and academics. This project it's where it starts.