Obtaining community-level health data in the DRC is a chronic challenge

From our own work in the field, we estimate that only ~25% of patient data is reliably recorded and reported.

This means medicine, services, and support are not going to where they are most needed, contributing to these deaths.

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Why data make a difference

A fully electronic health system should solve many of the major challenges facing the health system in the DRC. Dr. Nadège RamazaniMCZ Nyemba, Tanganyika Province, DRC

The problem with data today

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Rural health centers are often unable to complete public health records for various reasons.

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Public health data must be abstracted and aggregated from individual registers onto another paper form, and that paper form must physically travel great distances.

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Because so much information is missing and late, the reports are often skewed, creating misleading datasets that are then perpetuated throughout the public health system.

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The Iroko Health solution


A digital replica of the current paper system makes capturing data as easy as possible. Bluetooth and solar power enable reliable and secure reporting, even in the most remote areas.


Monthly public health reports are automatically generated by the app, replacing the need for arduous manual calculations every month that can take days to run.


Data-feeds give real-time insights for local health professionals and global disease surveillance.


With accurate data, the Ministry of Health can now appropriately allocate resources to drive better health outcomes.

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Better health starts
with better data

Earlier warnings for outbreaks

Identify outbreaks when they first appear, and stop them before they can take hold

Faster knowledge sharing

See the impact of treatments in real-time, and share the best ways to fight diseases

Smarter resource allocation

Focus money and supplies on the diseases, regions, and people who need it most

$1.5 Billion

Was spent by the international aid and development community in 2019 on health programming in the DRC with essentially no community-level data visibility

$3 Million

To launch and initially scale Iroko Health to 3.2 million people

What experts say

Meet our founderDr. Amy G. Lehman Founder and CEO

Dr. Amy G. Lehman is the founder of Iroko Health. She is recognized and sought after as a key expert, adviser and partner to actors as diverse as regional governments and local tribes, through to donor governments, philanthropists, non-profit organizations and multi-national corporations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

She received both an MD and MBA from the University of Chicago, and additionally trained in General Surgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center and was a Senior Fellow with the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. Dr. Lehman received the 2014 Distinguished Young Alumni Award from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

She has been honored by Newsweek as one of the “150 Women Who Shake the World,” and by a number of other publications for her work.

We need your help

We have a fully-functioning prototype, and have tested it across 7 health centers in the DRC. But we need your help to complete the build and scale of Iroko Health across the DRC.

If you believe in the importance of our work, and want to find out more, please contact us.


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