The Akros Approach

CHOOSING THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR THE JOB

We drill down to the basics. What do you actually need? What are the tools you need to get you there without unnecessary bells and whistles?

CONTEXT IS KING

Knowing the intricacies of where you work is paramount. We involve local leadership and keep everyone involved with feedback loops.

WE DESIGN + BUILD

Not only do we design the right surveillance system for your needs, we walk along side you as the system is built and implemented.

LONG-HAUL THINKING

Many surveillance systems are designed to be used for one project for a specified period of time. So that’s how they’re designed. We don’t like that. Our systems are designed to be something that can be passed along to be used well into the future.

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Anticipating Continued COVID-19 Needs: Lessons from Yesterday

At the time of writing, 33.7 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported worldwide. Regardless of socioeconomic standing, health systems around the world have shuddered beneath the weight of an international pandemic; leading to overflowing ICUs, overextended health care resources, and disrupted critical supply chains.  Accordingly, international attention and funding has turned to global public […]

Reveal and GRID3 Bring Geospatial Data to the Ground for Malaria Prevention

Zambia, along with a handful of countries within Southern and Eastern Africa, is on track to reduce malaria cases 40% by 2020. Relative to 2015, the country’s progress so far translates to as many as 700,000 cases prevented annually. Such tremendous strides speak to the success of preventative interventions, such as improved access to indoor […]

Reveal—spatial intelligence for planning, targeting, and real-time management of interventions in low-resource settings – A Case Study

The Denominator Challenge Accurate quantification of a population, and the ability to locate this population with precision, are fundamental requirements for reporting the true coverage and effectiveness of public health interventions—such as childhood immunizations, indoor residual spraying (IRS) for malaria, or mass drug administration (MDA) for neglected tropical diseases. Public health interventions, however, often rely […]

When good leadership meets smart technology

On a sweltering summer day in Siavonga, a lakeside jewel of Zambia’s Southern Province, I sat down with Mr. Bisael Phiri, the District Surveillance Officer for Siavonga District, to get his perspective on the malaria situation in his region and at large in Zambia. A breeze lazily floating through an open window and a small […]

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