Malnutrition is a prevalent problem across the world. Not all individuals with malnutrition have direct access to registered dietitians & nutritionists. Most of the patients do not even know about their nutritional deficiency until they develop a severe disorder. The problem is more prevalent in small children and expecting mothers as low nutrition levels can adversely affect their physical and mental health. This is why screening to identify those who may have malnutrition or be at risk for malnutrition is carried out extensively by community healthcare workers.
Real-Time Community Nutrition Screening & Intervention Program
Siyana Info solutions have developed SiNutri, a Real-Time Community Nutrition Screening & Intervention Program, to streamline and improve community nutrition screening programs' efficiency. SiNutri program holistically addresses malnutrition by using technology, convergence, and a targeted approach to reduce the level of under-nutrition among infants, children, and adults. This program is specifically beneficial for pregnant women, lactating mothers, infants, and young children.
Screening & Analytics
SiNutir Program consists of two components, the SiNutri web-based Platform & SiNutri Mobile app. The two components streamline the Nutrition screening process on the ground and lend critical insights to the stakeholder enabling quick and accurate decision-making.
SiNutri Mobile Application
The SiNutri app is installed on the frontline workers' smartphones that they carry into the field. SiNutri enables the capture of data at the live location, ensures assigning service delivery personnel, and sets alerts for intervention when required. The app's objective is to make it easy for healthcare workers to screen and upload reports right from the field while also enable access to vital information to aid them in making first-hand judgments.
SiNutri App is supported by the SiNutri Platform, a Real-Time Nutrition Analytics dashboard. It makes data from SiNutri app available in real-time to the supervisors and key stakeholders through an interactive dashboard. The SiNutri dashboard makes it convenient for the decision-makers to monitor and access the entire information remotely. This helps the stakeholder identify bottlenecks at various levels more efficiently, help prioritize local issues, and make data-driven decisions.
Digitization & Tracking
The SiNutri app helps digitize most of the forms that health workers use in the field and allows them to access individual patient data with name-based tracking. The app helps health workers in: • Prioritizing home visits at critical life-stages with in-built home visit-scheduler • Improving record keeping of patient's vital data such as weight, height, % change, etc • Retrieving growth and nutrition status of children • Tracking immunization status • Monitoring the timeliness & quality of delivered services • Improving service quality using checklists & tutorial videos
Streamlined Reporting & Analysis
The SiNutri program lends crucial support to the frontline healthcare workers while ensuring better service delivery, real-time monitoring, and providing a complete overview of the population's nutritional condition in a particular geographical area or community. The web platform makes it very easy to prepare and analyze monthly progress reports by aggregating data in real-time from macro as well as micro-levels based on geo-tags or particular demographics. This makes it easy to quickly identify effective and ineffective practices, helping in maximizing the impact of the intervention actions. While the broad analytical approach made possible by the SiNutri program is of great value in planning as well as scaling up effective actions on the ground, it also makes way for new avenues of co-operation and partnerships based on shared insights through this technology.