Improvement of ambulance services for women and children in Ashaiman, Ghana
Engagement global awarded scholarships to four students from Ghana and Germany who worked on the development of an ambulance management system in the first project phase in 2021. More information about last year's project for example about the project region and how the system would work can be found here. In this year's project phase, scholarships were again awarded to two students from Ghana and Germany each who are now working on further implementing and improving the system.
Project goals of the current phase
For the project region Ashaiman, two ambulances were provided through donations from Rotary International, which are going to be in operation starting May, 2022. The coordination of the two vehicles will take place via the Prinel medical center, which has already been set up as a control center. A first step in the project phase is the extension of software functionality on user interface and data handling. Ghana Post GPS, which is a widely used app for providing digital addresses in Ghana, will be integrated into the system to make it easier to find the location of people in need of ambulances.
In the first months when the system is in operation a large part of the work will be the data analyses. For this task, the current system already saves some statistical data on all ambulance operations. To collect additional data, monitoring and feedback functionalities could be useful. At this point, a creation of a web application would be of great help and ease the communication between the control center and the ambulances.
Further tasks will be the update of relevant system data like medical facilities and updates of the system in general.