Kawok is a community mobile health (mHealth) platform developed by TulaSalud.
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
TulaSalud in collaboration with Guatemala Government, Tula Foundation and Canada
The mobile app has been design for an intuitive and easy management and in compliance with the rules and protocols of the Ministerio de Salud Pública y Asistencia Social (MSPAS) of Guatemala. It has been designed to allow the users to easily identify where to locate the info he/she wants to register.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
Morbidity characterization. Selection of symptoms for morbidity early warnings. Program adaptation, e.g. malaria, tuberculosis, HIV. Customization of indicators and variables. Capability tool for health related promotion and prevention based on Government priorities.
Vetted Performance Status
Thousands of pregnant women and children under 5 years old monitored
Complementary Technical Systems
Web platform to access reports
Academic Research and References
- Andrés Martínez-Fernández, Isabel Lobos-Medina, Cesar Augusto Díaz-Molina, Moisés Faraón Chen-Cruz, and Ignacio Prieto-Egido (2015): TulaSalud: An m-health system for maternal and infant mortality reduction in Guatemala. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. Vol 21, Issue 5, pp. 283 – 291
- Ali Flaming, Molly Canty, Gillian Javetski, Neal Lesh (2015): The CommCare Evidence Base for Frontline Workers. CommCare
Compliance with regulations
Compliance with the rules and protocols of the Ministerio de Salud Pública y Asistencia Social (MSPAS) of Guatemala
3. Case Study: TulaSalud. Using mobile phones to address maternal health