Making sure surgery is SAFE
for those who need it most.
It is impossible to improve without knowing which problems are most important. However, the challenges of measuring results in rural areas of developing countries are daunting. Some say it can't be done.
COMMUNITY-BASED OUTCOME MEASUREMENT
We train community health workers to make home visits for surgical patients for 30-days after an operation. They hike many miles in intense heat to make sure everything is ok, and refer patients to the hospital if there are symptoms of an infection or other problems. They also make sure all patients come to see their surgeon as scheduled.
Each community health worker uses a smartphone with a custom application, designed in collaboration with Sana. The application enables them to administer a survey looking for symptoms of infection, get GPS coordinates and submit a high quality photograph of the incision that can be reviewed by the surgeons.
30-day follow-up rate
Home visits made on-time
High Quality Photographs
SURGICAL COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS