eHealth Africa was founded in 2009 with a simple idea: that communities in developing countries could have better healthcare when providers are able to make data-driven decisions.
Co-founders and Executive Directors Adam Thompson and Evelyn Castle shared a belief in this simple idea from conducting research at the University of California in Santa Cruz. Following on the ground experience in Africa, they also knew that better decision making could counter the many challenges such as the lack of infrastructure in low resource settings.
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eHealth Africa’s first project, supported by Population Council, involved helping a Family Health Center in Kaduna, Nigeria move from paper to an electronic medical record system wherein staff were able to input one thousand children’s vaccination records and track and share their progress through monthly reports. From a clinic management perspective, the reports also allowed for better financial oversight and visibility into the misuse of procurement funds.
From modest beginnings in 2009, eHealth Africa has expanded its reach with offices in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Germany and the United States. We work across West Africa and currently execute projects in many countries, including Chad, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger, and others.
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Our over 500 full-time staff operate across our focus areas and have supported our tremendous growth to date. Our teams have the tenacity to lead challenging health systems work in low-resource environments. If it seems impossible, ask us!
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We currently work in partnership with a variety of diverse funders, institutions and collaborators including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Nigerian Emergency Operations Center. Our team manages the country-wide Ebola response projects for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Ebola-affected African hot zone, and boasts one of the largest Geographic Information Systems (GIS) teams in West Africa.