This project was initiated by: Khushi Baby

Khushi Baby are rebuilding the health record for the last mile. Using Near Field Communication technology and mobile software, we bridge the gap between mothers and infants at the last mile to the frontline health workers who are tasked with life-saving follow-up. With each patient owning a decentralized, digital copy of their health record, we can ensure provision of accurate care which each mother and infant deserves.

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Khushi Baby

Project Summary

Created an inexpensive wearable digital necklace with cloud computing tracking technology for maternal and child health at the last mile in India.


Current approaches rely on paper and result in duplicate records, poor decision making at the point of care, inefficiencies with multiple hand offs, and losses in quality of actionable data as it is passed along and entered by multiple stakeholders. Ultimately district officials and nurses alike have little track over which children have been left out of the required vaccination schedule. 500,000 children die every year in India from vaccine preventable disease. A digital system that works at the last mile is what Khushi Baby has created to make sure no child falls through the gaps.


Our mobile app coupled with our wearable (Near-Field Communication) NFC pendant allows nurses to determine what vaccines are due for any individual patient simply by bringing the phone in close proximity of the child's pendant. This makes patient medical history readily available to the health workers, making vaccinations camps run smoother, faster and with greater accuracy than ever before. We also provide families with voice call reminders to use the data to drive community engagement towards uptake of essential health services. The center of the project lies with the Khushi Baby necklace - a cultural symbol in these villages that can become a digital identity that connects them to social and health services that otherwise ignore vast segments of rural BoP India.


We are seeking US$500,000 in grant and/or debt for expanding operations, insourcing engineering and design talent, manufacturing necklaces in the country, hiring a government relations and execution team. Non-financial support: - Recruitment strategy, timeline, and marketing program - Access to government, hospitals, implementers, funders - Training protocols for mid-size, agile teams - Engineering and QA support, integration into state systems, data security - Hybrid entity in India (legal) - Coordination across multiple accounts in multiple countries and procurement of auditable statements

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