ITS helps remote Timor-Leste healthcare workers with new app

Keeping nurses on the road

Keeping mobile health workers in Timor-Leste on the road has been a mission for recent Federation masters graduate and ITS employee Ajay Waghela.

Ajay has co-developed a mobile application for Timor-Leste based NGO MotoAid as their masters capstone project with assistance from ITS.

MotoAid is an organisation that teaches East Timorese nurses and health workers on motorbikes to improve their riding skills and learn basic motorbike maintenance.

This application helps these health workers by prompting them when preventative maintenance is due on their motorbikes, while also allowing for the recording of basic appointment information, for later analysis.

The application was at proof of concept phase when MotoAid reached out to see if Federation could help take it to the next phase of development to begin a research trial.

ITS was more the willing to assist in hosting and completing development for the trial - and has now employed Ajay, to assist us to support our core systems. Adding a few hours a week to complete the application is seen to be a win, win situation.