UNAIDS & Orange: Mobile Technology To Fight Aids

UNAIDS & Orange: Mobile Technology To Fight Aids

  • Overview

    Project objectives

    Ending AIDS by 2030 will require a range of efforts. One key obstacle to overcome is the difficulty healthcare providers and people living with HIV often face in keeping in touch, particularly in poor or isolated areas.

    M-Tew (Orange Mobile Training Everywhere) was developed by Orange in partnership with UNAIDS to address this challenge. The pilot project, taking place in Cote d’Ivoire, uses simple technology:

    Patients only need a basic mobile telephone and a 2G connection to send and receive text or voice messages.

    Healthcare providers can use the system’s web-based platform to follow up on patients and collect and analyze useful data. If the pilot is successful – if participating patients get better care than people not enrolled in the project – the model could be expanded and replicated.

    Partnership Type: Local Implementation Partnership

    Business Driver: Mobile connectivity and digital platforms can help build healthier communities – and healthier communities can spark social and economic development, which helps grow new markets.

    Learning: Partnership projects dealing with personal data need to be carefully designed taking into account privacy and human rights regulations. These factors need to be considered at the earliest stages to avoid delays in project implementation.

    Project URL

    http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/pressreleaseandstatementarchive/2016/march/20160308_mobile

    Sustainable Development Goals

    3. Good health and well-being; 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure

    Partnership types of interest

    Advocacy of global issues; Provision of goods; Provision of services / personnel

    Regions / countries / territories

    Africa: Cote d'Ivoire

    Partners

    Existing partners

    UNAIDS and other UN agencies, Orange Cote d’Ivoire, Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene of Cote d’Ivoire, The Autonomous District of Abidjan, Civil society

    Preferred partner organisation(s)

    City; Company; NGO Global; NGO Local; Small or Medium-sized Enterprise; Social Enterprise