THINKMD has developed the best digital tools we’ve seen for the diagnosis and treatment of common health problems in children and pregnant women. They make software that gives lay people the ability to diagnose common illnesses. These tools are revolutionary because they help health workers with only basic training make sophisticated diagnoses as well as a physician. Their smartphone-based “mobile physician” apps can be used by anyone, anywhere to make more accurate health decisions. THINKMD’s software could dramatically improve access to good primary care in any kind of setting.
THINKMD 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.