Medic builds world class, open-source software to support clinics and community health workers, who use Medic’s tools to do things like register pregnant women, promote childhood immunizations, and treat sick kids. Their software embeds the tenets of better health systems — coverage, speed, quality — with a focus on diagnosis and treatment, performance management, and household targeting. Their tools have amplified and shaped the impact of other Mulago investments in primary care. We – and many others – believe that smart digital tools will be a cornerstone of national efforts to deliver healthcare at the community level.
Medic is one of a bunch of primary healthcare organizations in Mulago’s portfolio self-organized into the Community Health Impact Coalition (CHIC). As individual organizations, they’ve each had outstanding impact and integration with their governments partners. But together they’ve created a movement that could be the impact jackpot. They speak with a louder voice when they call collectively for all community health workers to be salaried, skilled, supervised, supplied & incorporated into national strategies in order to achieve health for all.