Name Childcount+ - mHealth Platform
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Description ChildCount+ is a Community Health Events Reporting and Alerts System. ChildCount+ is a mHealth platform developed by the Millennium Villages Project aimed at empowering communities to improve child survival and maternal health. ChildCount uses SMS text messages to facilitate and coordinate the activities of community based health care providers, usually community health care workers (CHWs). Using any standard phone, CHWs are able to use text messages to register patients and report their health status to a central web dashboard that provides a real-time view of the health of a community.  Powerful messaging features help facilitate communication between the members of the health system and an automated alert systChildCount+ is free and open-source software built with RapidSMS. ChildCount+ is available under the GPL License.em helps reduce gaps in treatment.
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Lead Institution Millennium Villages Project
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Type Platform
Potential for reuse High
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Plug & Play Partly
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Status Implemented
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    Created On 2014-04-12
    Updated On 2014-04-12
    Status Published