This project aimed to devise newer and effective ways for bringing a rapid change in healthcare domain for rural communities. The project has launched Jaroka to lower the cost of delivering care dramatically by leveraging ICT to deliver the scarcest resource, medical expertise, remotely.
Jaroka Tele-Healthcare model utilized internet and mobile platform to extend tele-healthcare services in rural Pakistan. This included voice, Short Text Messaging (SMS),Multimedia Messaging (MMS),GPRS/Edge and VSAT to quickly and efficiently extend medical advice to Rural Health Workers (RHWs) in the field by connecting them to our network of specialists in cities and abroad. This model also included Pakistan’s First Health Map through which the latest and live healthcare information was shared with relevant stakeholder across Pakistan to improve the healthcare in Pakistan. Through this project over 130,000 has been provided treated at hospitals and in fields.