You don’t need to go to Africa to do HIV humanitarian work.

You can go to Saskatchewan.

Dr. Mona Loutfy
Infectious Disease Specialist
Women’s College Hospital

There is an HIV/AIDS epidemic happening on many First Nations reserves in Saskatchewan.

Places like Big River and Ahtahkakoop are seeing rates of infection that are comparable to some African countries.

Ahtahkakoop has an infection rate that is 17 times higher than the Canadian national average.

The CBC featured this story in a recent special report…

(Click here to see the full report)

The result:
An ever-growing group of HIV positive patients who are in need of effective long-term care.

And the nurses who care for these patients?

They spend 50% of their day working in an archaic, paper-based record keeping system that is maintained in three-ring binders at the nursing station… the only nursing station on the reserve.

John MacBeth, CEO and founder of Mobileyes Consulting, first traveled to Manitoba in 2009 to work on an unrelated project. It was there that he saw the tremendous caseload that the First Nations’ nurses struggled with, and the huge toll that the paper-based record systems placed on them. As John came to understand how much time these nurses were dedicating to record keeping rather than caring for patients, he was inspired to act.

This is the first problem that we are going to target with the Health First App.

Having the nurses spend half of their working day on paperwork is a waste of a precious resource.

Health First featherSo we are going to do what we do to give the nurses more time to do the important work.

Click here to learn what the Health First App will do.