MEASURING RESULTS 

 Making sure surgery is SAFE 

 for those who need it most. 

MEASURING OUTCOMES

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.  

 

We disagree.

 

 

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.

 

MOBILE TECHNOLOGY

 

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.

SMARTPHONE APPLICATION
Surgery for the Vulnerable
PROGRAM PERFORMANCE
95%
30-day follow-up rate
93%
Home visits made on-time
96%
High Quality Photographs
SURGICAL COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS
Surgery for the Vulnerable

                 Rodrigue Civil

 Mackendy Tanilus

Milotes Milien

Junior Rincher

Vildort Dorsainvil

SAMPLE HOME VISIT PHOTOGRAPHS
Surgery for the Vulnerable
Surgery for the Vulnerable