Two early years doses of vitamin A are recommended by WHO and are free for those who can access it.
reach52 wanted to support the clinicians in providing access when government supply was lacking in hard-to-reach communities in the Philippines.
reach52 collected and analysed health data from underserved populations in rural Philippines through the reach52 Insight platform.
Based on this data analysis, we engaged governmental and non-governmental organisations to demonstrate the need for Vitamin A and source supplies. This included collaborating with Vitamin Angels – a non-profit working with local programme partners and national governments to deliver nutrition resources worldwide.
We designed the model for the targeted distribution of Vitamin A & Albendazole to the communities based on the analysed data. The distribution programme was delivered by reach52 access managers, in collaboration with the local health units.
The programme reinforced the need to accelerate digital health solutions for these communities. The government had to use a paper tracking system of ‘ledgers’ that made integration with technology difficult.
Where digital was leveraged (e.g. capturing data on specific households through reach52 apps and platforms), it enabled the precise delivery of the right medicines to the right households. Engaging local healthcare professionals to better recognise the value of non-clinical professionals is also key, so they are willing to shift tasks to equipped members of the communities.
- Vitamin A 100,000 IU for 1221 6-11 month old children
- Vitamin A 200,000 IU and Albendazole 400mg for 7,714 12-59 month old children
- Multivitamins for women for 244 pregnant women
As a result of the targeted approach, reach52 and its partners were able to provide essential access to healthcare for mothers and children in underserved communities. reach52 covered all communities that lacked access as per the baseline community data collected, achieving 100% coverage for patients needing Vitamin A and Albendazole.">影响