The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that TB kills 4,500 people globally. It remains a serious public health issue demanding the attention of different players in the health sector. In Malawi, TB claims 1, 600 lives every year, the Ministry of Health and Population established. Poor management of patient health records hampers efforts to deliver quality health care specifically continuum of care. Lack of reliable, accurate, accessible and realtime TB data potentially affects program evaluation. It also has a bearing on the quality and effectiveness of policy decisions adopted to defeat the disease. Given this, the Ministry of Health in Malawi trusted BHT to pioneer the development of yet another versatile innovation managing Tuberculosis cases in Malawi. The project evaluated previous TB efforts whose findings informed the design and implementation of the TB Electronic Health Record System (TB-EHR). Development of the system was successfully concluded in the fourth quarter of 2019. The pilot phase targeted facilities in the central part of Malawi including Bwaila Hospital in Lilongwe one of the high-burden sites, Mchinji and Ntchisi district hospitals with relatively low numbers. Deployment of the system in 26 district hospitals and all the 4 central hospitals is being carried out in phases, Limbe Health Centre went live mid - February 2020 and installation of local hardware will close in March, 2020.
To improve outcomes of TB patients in Malawi through accurate electronic health records and timely reporting of indicators.
National TB Control Program (NTP) Quality Management Department (QMD) Program Implementation Unit (PIU) Central, Monitoring and Evaluation Division (CMED) District and Central Hospitals
26 District Hospitals and 4 Central Hospitals
Global Fund through the Ministry of Health and Population in Malawi
October 2018 to December 2020