2021 Digital Health Factsheet - AIM Health Plus - Sierra Leone

2021 Digital Health Factsheet: AIM Health Plus – Sierra Leone

The Access to Infant and Maternal Health Plus Project (AIM Health Plus) addresses the leading causes of maternal and neonatal mortality and improves young child survival and nutritional status across four countries in Africa. As part of the project’s digital health component, community health workers (CHWs) in Sierra Leone are provided with smartphones equipped with a tailored CommCare app to use during their home visits.

This digital tool supports CHWs who are using the Timed and Targeted Counselling (TTC) approach to promote positive health and nutrition behaviour change among pregnant women and mothers or caregivers of children under 2. The CommCare app aims to help improve the efficiency of CHW work, improve the effectiveness of behaviour change counselling that CHWs offer to families they serve, and strengthen Sierra Leone’s health system by improving utilisation of community-level data.

From October 2020 through September 2021, this project’s 323 digital tool users reached 54,177 beneficiaries, of which 52% were children ages 0 to 18 and 48% were adult females. Additional results are described in the factsheet.

The AIM Health Plus project is supported by Irish Aid.