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Project Name: Digital Health Innovation for COVID-19 Response in India (Phase 2)
Project Description: The International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) has cooperated with Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) to implement the Digital Health Innovation for COVID-19 Response in India Project since September 2020. This phase one project was completed on May 31, 2021, and successfully assisted healthcare workers from 75 targeted primary healthcare (PHC) facilities in Ranchi District of Jharkhand State to use digital technology to deliver quality services and comply with infection prevention and control standards to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, COVID-19 is still raging in India, and the healthcare system in Jharkhand State still needs further assistance. Hence, the TaiwanICDF continues to work with Tdh to implement the Digital Health Innovation for COVID-19 Response in India Project (Phase 2) to provide healthcare workers from 120 PHCs in Ranchi, Jharkhand with ongoing support to respond to COVID-19 by utilizing technology and further improve their capacity. Overall, the project includes the following:
1. At least 100 HCWs from 120 PHC facilities have utilized the training modules provided in the HCWs training and monitoring tool for COVID-19 response.
2. 80% of HCWs frequently accessing the chatbot application to receive information on COVID-19 FAQs.
3. At least 60,000 COVID-19 cases suspected cases (symptomatic and asymptomatic) from 120 PHC facilities have been registered and managed by a digitized screening and triage tool.
4. 80% of the users stating satisfaction and usefulness of the digitized vaccine delivery system to verify and follow up for receipt of vaccines.
Implementation Start Date: 2021/7/16
Implementation End Date: 2022/6/15
Source of Funding: TaiwanICDF
Project Objectives: Healthcare workers from the target PHC facilities deliver quality services and comply with infection prevention and control (IPC) standards to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Executing Agency: Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh)
Implementation Arrangement: During the project implementation, the TaiwanICDF will invite Taiwan’s IT expert(s) to work with Tdh to review and provide support and input during the application adaptation phase of incorporating the vaccine delivery function in the screening and triage application. Tdh will implement the proposed activities and liaise with local government units and stakeholders.
Current Progress: As of October 15, 2021, the following activities have been carried out:
1.Conducting advocacy meeting with the government officials to confirm the list of 120 beneficiary primary healthcare facilities and select the healthcare workers who will receive end users trainings of the apps developed in the Phase 1 project.
2.Facilitating 120 beneficiary primary healthcare facilities to establish a stock management system in the COVID-19 screening and triage app.
3.Updating the content of the healthcare worker training and monitoring app and the chatbot, and the workflow of the COVID-19 screening and triage app.
4.Defining the workflow of the intake, triage and vaccine delivery function in the COVID-19 screening and triage app.
Project Contact: Yu-Chien Chang
Phone: 02-28732323 Ext.314
E-mail: yu.c.chang@icdf.org.tw
Project Type: Technical Assistance and Capacity Building
Cooperating Country: Asia-Pacific, India
Cooperating Organization: Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh)
Themes: Public Health
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date Updated:2021/11/18