MyChild Card

Shifo

Product description Brand name and product description

MyChild is a paper-digital hybrid medical record system that uses a scanner to upload handwritten records to a digital database for storage.Expert advisors suggest that “MyChild Card is an innovative and low-tech solution to an important problem of accurate health recording for newborns. More effective birth registration is a fundamental issue for child and maternal welfare; MyChild Card addresses this from a technological and organisational perspective as well as from a data ownership perspective. Being paper based, at least at the point of usage, has the attraction of being extremely robust and available in low income contexts.”

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Uganda, Afghanistan, Gambia

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"
Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

For the first five years of implementation, MyChild Card costs 2-3 Euro (~2-3.50 USD) per year per child. After the first five years, the cost for operations is 10 cents per year per child.Interview with representative

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.
SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

MyChild Card aims to improve childhood vaccination rates by addressing issues in vaccination service delivery and ultimately reduce under-five mortality rates. Experts emphasize how MyChild Card provides more effective birth registration which is a fundamental issue for child and maternal welfare. The MyChild system not only addresses this issue from a technological and organizational perspective, but also from a data ownership perspective.

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Health workers, parents

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