Lab Sample Transport
A ride sharing approach to transporting lab samples from collection centre to diagnostic labs, facilitating speedy and quality improved diagnosis and subsequently better access to healthcare.
VillageReach, Ministry of Health, Mozambique and FHI360
In Mozambique, the was no system in place to coordinate the transportation of lab samples. This had made turnaround time for the TB, EID and VL samples originating from peripheral health centres, very long. There was also no mechanism in place for the track and trace of transported samples, all of which impacted healthcare access.
Logistimo was deployed to enable transport orchestration and fulfilment tracking via the Fleet web and mobile apps. Fleet’s web application enables the recording all lab sample transportation requests from different health facilities. These requests are then communicated to the nearest transporter on their mobile phones with all the necessary details on Fleet’s mobile application. The transporter, who is transporting other commodities from the same health facility or on the same route can accept the request and pick up & deliver the samples. This status can be a on the mobile app by them, which is visible on the web application on real time basis.
Logistimo Fleet has facilitated a platform to match the demand for lab sample transport with available supply of vehicles on the field. This results in smarter, aggregated transportation of samples along with other commodities, in turn reducing the time taken for samples from rural healthcare centers to reach diagnostic labs. Data generated by the Fleet system is being used to optimize the network and increase transporter engagement.