e-Action for Universal Healthcare Coverage
ACCESS Health Philippines
The eAKaP Project was an integrated maternal and child healthcare delivery and training for Community Health Teams (CHT) in the Philippines.
The project used innovative mobile technology tools to expand the capacity of CHTs as the government’s frontline health workers to deliver high quality maternal and child healthcare, and other health-related plans to the poorest Filipino families. eAKaP was an acronym for electronic Aksyon Para Sa Kalusugang Pangkalahatan, or Action for Universal Healthcare Coverage in English.
The project provided mobile tablets and trains Community Health Teams to use a Filipino web and mobile application called iCHT (automated Community Health Team). Use of the application addressed many of the challenges that Community Health Teams face in their day-to-day work, including the lack of availability of needed forms and the considerable time expended consolidating and processing data.
The web and mobile application expedited the development of individual household profiles, formulated individualized health-use plans for household members, delivered standardized multimedia health messages, helped workers manage follow-up and tracking of household members’ progress with health-use plans, and facilitated electronic reporting on the health status of target households to the City Health Office, healthcare facilities, and national government agencies, including the Department of Health and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The iCHT system further helped in the storage and management of health information.