University of South Africa
Overview of innovation

A mobile application to facilitate the efficient delivery of artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) which are dependent on a multi-embedded supply chain coordination for the distribution of malaria drugs. The distribution of these is hampered by a lack of coordination among stakeholders responsible for the delivery, due to the multi-dimensional nature of the logistics.  The application aims to improve access to ACTs by offering mobile-based coordination of their delivery. The application is operated using both internet and USSD functionality, thereby coordinating the delivery of ACTs in both urban and remote locations. By increasing access to ACTs, the maximum efficacy of the drug will be achieved, and patients will receive adequate treatment outcomes. 

Type of Intellectual Property protection
Innovation Opportunity Type
​Information and communication
software development
Computer programming, consultancy and related activities
Technology Readiness Level
TRL 6 – Prototype tested in real-world settings