Community Health Toolkit

What's new in the Core Application Framework: 3.6.0

We’re excited to announce the release of 3.6.0

New features include an integration with the Africa’s Talking SMS aggregator and a backward compatible enhancement to the processing of mRDT metadata. We’ve also implemented loads of other improvements and fixed a heap of bugs.

Read the release notes for full details: https://github.com/medic/medic/blob/master/release-notes/docs/3.6.0.md

Following our support policy, versions 3.0.0 - 3.4.0 are no longer supported. Projects running these versions should start planning to upgrade in the near future. For more details read our software support documentation: https://github.com/medic/medic-docs/blob/master/installation/supported-software.md#supported-versions

To see what’s scheduled for the next releases have a read of the product roadmap: https://github.com/orgs/medic/projects?query=is%3Aopen+sort%3Aname-asc

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Nice work everyone!

Integration with Africa’s Talking makes it easier to set up robust two-way SMS messaging in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi, and Nigeria. We’ve heard recently that South Africa is also supported.

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Great field video tutorials of malaria Rapid Diagnostic Testing (mRDT) from the Medic and Muso teams:

How to do a mRDT?

How to capture the mRDT photo?

How does the CHW interpret the mRDT result?

How does the supervisor review the mRDT photo?

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The Africa’s Talking integration is going to be useful for soooo many projects. This was a key request for the study on messaging for post-surgical follow up with Caryl Feldacker at I-TECH/University of Washington.

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Hi CHT contributors! Integration with Africa’s Talking was released in v3.6. There have been a few questions regarding how sms aggregators work with the CHT platform to improve two-way messaging. Here’s a workflow diagram using Africa’s Talking to illustrate. We will be looking to add other sms aggregator service providers in the future.

Thanks to @derick and @gareth for helping to put this diagram together

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