Sehatmandi (Well-being)

During 2019, the Aga Khan Health Service, Afghanistan (AKHS, A) was allocated 189 government health facilities to improve the quality of health services provided across the region of Bamyan and Badakhshan in Afghanistan.

To assist with the performance monitoring of these health facilities, AKDN dHRC in collaboration with AKHS, A developed Sehatmandi, a digital health performance monitoring tool.

The tablet-based application digitises the assessment and monitoring process of health facilities, which was previously done manually. Sehatmandi enables health care administrators to record data in real-time through a digital questionnaire to enable instantaneous indicator monitoring. The questionnaire helps monitor the health facility on defined indicators of tuberculosis and maternal and child health services provided by the facilities.

The application has been successfully implemented in 189 health facilities across Bamyan and Badakhshan and is successfully being used by health care administrators for monthly performance monitoring and reporting in clinical and administrative areas.

An innovative feature of the application is that it is not dependent on internet connectivity and operates in offline mode, allowing data to be synchronized with the central server via SMS technology in case connectivity is not available.

Sehatmandi, meaning well-being in the local language, is a three-year initiative implemented by the World Bank through the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) and implemented by the Ministry of Public Health. It aims to increase the utilization and quality of health, nutrition, and family planning services across Afghanistan.