Shifo is continuously working on scaling up the implementation of MyChild Solution to other countries that are struggling with the same issues. To do so rapidly, while keeping their own focus on product innovation and adaption, Shifo works with NGOs (e.g. ActionAid, Plan International, Swedish Committee for Afghanistan etc.) that have long-standing local presence and are trusted by the government and local health authorities, and builds their capacity on MyChild Solution, work processes and systemic changes.
By working with all these partners, Shifo has managed to spread knowledge about this system worldwide, and to have it implemented in many countries at the same time. The latest countries to have asked Shifo to come and visit are Rwanda, Kenya, The Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Vietnam.
It is also important to note that the Smart Paper based version of MyChild Solution can easily be upgraded to the fully electronic version without losing any data. Therefore, whenever technology and enabling ICT and electricity infrastructure catches up in low resource areas, and as people become more computer literate, the upgrade can easily be done as everything is already prepared.
Over time, Shifo can see similar process improvements and systems expanded to other health service points beyond maternal and child health, such as out-patient or HIV clinics. It would lead to much improved and reliable data on health, which could, in turn, inform governments on appropriate measures to take in the continued closing of gaps in their health services delivery and in achieving their SDG targets.