Baobab Health Trust is a Malawian NGO that provides technology solutions to meet healthcare challenges in Malawi. We work with Malawi’s Ministry of Health to design and utilize Medical Informatics to replace traditional paper based systems. Our innovations include software development, touch screen computers, bar codes, and using alternative energy sources in health facilities around the country.
Our solutions assist healthcare workers with registering patients and aggregating essential medical data for improved healthcare management, allowing the Ministry of Health to provide more effective and efficient patient care. Our systems guide healthcare workers through international protocols, rapidly supporting faster decision making, follow-up, and distribution at over burdened facilities. Baobab Health Trust dedicates its efforts to technological innovations adapted to suit the developing-world’s healthcare environment.
The organization was founded by Gerry Douglas in 2000 in the U.S.A , and has been as Malawian NGO since 2008.
To lead the Improvement of Health through Information and Communication Technology in the Developing World.
To build deploy and maintain innovative, robust and sustainable healthcare information systems suitable for the developing world in collaboration with government and healthcare workers.
Baobab Health believes strongly in the ability of Malawians to solve their own challenges, and is committed to hiring, training and developing local staff. We expect hard and creative work from our staff, while nurturing an environment of teamwork and fun. Baobab Health has a long-term commitment to Malawi.