Strengthening Affordable Healthcare using Portable Health Clinic

Details of the organization
Kyushu University

Information about the project
Strengthening Affordable Healthcare using Portable Health Clinic
The project addresses morbidity (poor health) in unreached communities with affordable technology and empowered local health workers. The design is a briefcase containing medical sensors for primary health check up. The eHealth application “GramHealth” embedded in the system assists the health worker to diagnose patient morbidity. High risk patients are provided remote consultancy to a doctor in the project’s call center. The project has partnered with Grameen in Bangladesh and provided healthcare services to 20,000 remote patients. A business model has been developed to sustainably serve millions of patients as well as create thousands of empowered health workers.
International implementation
Bangladesh, Japan
Ongoing from 01/04/2012 to 31/03/2014
Grameen Communications, Kyushu University, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Square Hospitals Limited, Omron Healthcare

WSIS information
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
      * E-health
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
  • Project
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No

eHealth information
  • Adult
  • Elderly
  • Community health worker
  • Physician
  • Ageing
  • Chronic diseases
  • Healthy living
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Decision support systems
  • Telehealth/telemedicine
  • Wireless network
  • Audio-visual
  • Computers / Servers / Tablets
  • Medical special devices
  • Sensors
  • Common terminologies
  • Data structure standards
  • Information and communication technology standards
This project is evaluated? Planned