The Eswatini Government, Ministry of Health Standard Treatment Guidelines and Essential Medicines List (STG/EML)
were revised in 2021 to optimize treatment of common diseases and improve rational medicines use through the STG phone
application. To enhance the widespread distribution, availability and use of the guidelines, an electronic version in
the form of a mobile application requires to be developed, accessible to all healthcare practitioners, students, and
other stakeholders via Apple App Store, which host most of all electronic applications.
Adherence and effective use of STGs results in uniformity of care through proper diagnosis and prescribing, leading to better clinical decision making and quality of patient care. This results in rational use of medicines and the provision of cost-effective treatment options in the public and private sector. Given the widespread availability of electronic gadgets, an app is a convenient way of ensuring access to the guidelines by health care professionals.
The electronic version of the STG will ease the accessibility to all stakeholders in both public and private sector. This mobile application allows users to navigate and understand Standard Treatment Guidelines with different colour codes and receive any updates to the guidelines.
Other features such as Stockout tool allows different types of health facilities to report their stockout products and required quantities. Pharmacovigilance tool allows users to report adverse effects of any drug immediately to the authorities. Education section allows users to refer articles, download training manuals, SOPs and refer news about any upcoming events. Further CPD section provides links to the WCEA and African CPD portals. All of these features will be available with offline capabilities to conduct their daily operations without any interruption.
To make data driven decisions, system comprises Product Wise, Health facility wise Stockout, Drug wise Pharmacovigilance and Training Completion Reports and Dashboards. System will have an inbuilt integration layer with unified APIs to easily integrate with any other system without any code level modification.
Note: For Stockout Reporting access please contact the system administrator.