MyChild Card

Shifo

  • 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.”
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)

Uganda, Afghanistan, Gambia

Distributors/implementing organizations
Market suggested retail price

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
SDG targeted
  • 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)
  • Health workers, parents
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