In low and middle-income countries around the world, the poor quality of health management information systems is a major challenge in providing high-quality healthcare.
Through the strengthening of data culture, we set up accessible solutions to address challenges in health services and health product supply chain management. The information generated through robust systems is essential to track priority health indicators, improve health service delivery and inform decision-makers to maximise the positive impact on the overall health system.
Shifo is focussed on building solid national health/logistic management information systems that can be sustained by Governments. Essential packages of health services are available for all the citizens, but to get to a point where these services are as efficient and effective as possible, we first need to install cost-effective and reliable national health and logistics information systems. We believe that any effort to strengthen health systems should be 100% aligned with each country’s vision, therefore, we focus on developing solutions that produce reliable data and efficient processes to support Governments to achieve their goals.
In this mission, Shifo works with partners and local governments to strengthen health systems to improve the quality and equity of healthcare for some of the most vulnerable populations in the world.
Transforming the way healthcare is delivered worldwide is not something we can do alone. Our partners are fundamental to us, and we rely on each other's skills and resources to create innovative ways of guaranteeing results and outcomes.
“I am passionate to work with Shifo because Shifo's solutions contribute to evidence-based decision-making and more accurate measurement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”
Because Shifo has close relations with European universities, organizations and Governments, we can support our partners in higher education, accredited courses and specific training opportunities, including PhD Programs. Shifo is based in Sweden, where a world-class healthcare system is in place. This further enables us to offer knowledge, references and insights into how successful and efficient solutions and partnerships should operate.
In 2013, Shifo developed point-of-care electronic applications, based on mobile devices and laptops. But, we quickly found out a number of major weaknesses and risks with eHealth solutions such as the unavailability of electricity, network and particularly resources to sustain the solutions.
This meant that health workers were forced to duplicate work, where they collected data on the existing health management information system (HMIS) forms, and entered the same information into mobile devices. It therefore worsened the very issues we were trying to improve.
With that in mind, we went back to the drawing board and developed the Smart Paper Technology Solution. This new use of technology blends paper and digital systems and enables countries to have all the benefits of point of care eHealth Solutions.
Our fantastic investors supported the development and growth of Shifo. Their eagerness for change enabled us to accelerate our solution exponentially.
"Investing in preventive health care is investment in future generations and with implementation of Shifo’s MyChild Solution, social return on Investment increases over time. I strongly believe in the idea of MyChild Solution and the team, and I am sure sustainability can be achieved and I want to support that development."