Who we are
Cell-Life NPC is a non-profit organisation that provides technology-based solutions for the management of health in developing countries. Our function is to address health-related challenges, such as distribution of anti-retroviral treatments, continuous patient monitoring and evaluation, and collection and communication of information. This is achieved through the use and development of innovative software supported by existing technologies such as mobile phones and the Internet, in a manner that is appropriate for a developing-country context.
In order to become self sustainable, mHealth Solutions was formed in 2010 as Cell-Life’s wholly-owned commercial subsidiary. mHealth Solutions’ focus is on providing Cell-Life’s products and services to the broader commercial health industry.
Cell-Life also has expertise in the preparation of Health-related information and communication (IEC) materials tailored for delivery via mobile. We have also designed and run a range of formal research studies evaluating the use of mobiles in health (mHealth) as well as scaled programmes.
Cell-Life’s 10 years of experience has helped in the understanding of the unique challenges facing the development and implementation of e-health systems working in the public sector in Africa. Our practical insights and research enables us to develop context-specific, cost-effective solutions.
Cell-Life’s solutions have great potential for broader application. The systems support monitoring and intervention programs necessary for large-scale management of other infectious or chronic diseases, and other arenas in healthcare and social development.
At Cell-Life our mission is to become the backbone of managing Health related issues in Africa, by providing affordable solutions that offer support for communication, information and logistics. By offering our skills and expertise, we furthermore pledge our commitment to combat diseases which are threatening the livelihood of our continent and people. In Cell-Life projects, we have tried to enact a shift toward openness, both in the technologies we work with—preferring open source and open standards—and in the system development process, through the use of iterative and incremental methods, evolutionary prototyping, and participatory design.
Expansion plans are bold and ambitious, and with the resources available, Cell-Life will continue putting innovation to work, to ultimately make a difference.