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.
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
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.
Better health starts
with better data
What experts say
Dr. Nadège RamazaniThe app improves promptness and completeness in reporting, automatic processing of data, efficient monitoring of stock shortages, and reduces the costs linked to the production and management of SNIS and registers.
Tanganyika Province, DRC
Dr. Jerry Kibanza Kyungu Kongolo[Iroko] is a great technology as it correctly calculates data transmitted to the health zones, reducing the need for travel to the zonal offices. It also facilitates clear visibility and analysis of the medical data.
DPS Tanganyika Province,
Dr. Wilma Lwabola Numbi
The value of the app is that it provides real-time data, thus the electronic system from the health center to the provincial health authorities improves the quality of data and their availability.
DPS Tanganyika Province,
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.