According to UNICEF, an estimated 5.4 million children die annually before they reach the age of 5. Organisations such as UNICEF have made remarkable progress since the 1990s in reducing childhood mortality, but the work is far from done. i-MED vision is a German-based non-governmental
i-MED vision achieves its mission through onsite
The organisation started in 2015 by a group of physicians. Currently,
i-MED vision also has an exciting new initiative with potential for a wide-scale impact. We are developing a mobile app that will put the ability to save children’s lives right in the palm of your hand. The mobile app will be targeted to parents and caregivers and will help them recognize signs of potentially life-threatening conditions. It will also have information on home-based remedies which could help alleviate the burden of parents and caregivers having to leave home and take their sick children to the clinic in certain circumstances. i-MED vision plans to also pilot the mobile app (named “The i-MED People App”) in Masakhane and then scale it out to other areas in South Africa and eventually to other parts of southern Africa. All i-MED vision’s information technology products are developed in-house, and this requires raising funds ourselves. However, after the initial large investment of funds to develop the app, the scaling can be done quite cost-effectively.
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