The Hunger Project Launches Public Dashboard to Share Data on Maternal Health

January 27, 2016

The Hunger Project, in partnership with Klipfolio and iFormBuilder, announced the public launch of The Hunger Project’s Maternal Health Dashboard—a visual collection of maternal health trends and the latest data from the organization’s work in the field. The dashboard is intended to increase public awareness of issues related to maternal health in a visually digestible way, and demonstrates a commitment to making data public and readily accessible.

Last year, half of all pregnancy or childbirth related deaths—more than 800 every day—occurred in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Hunger Project collects data and uses it to identify gaps in the health system in rural, low-income settings, and implements programs designed to improve maternal health. Now, The Hunger Project is able to easily share this data with policymakers, staff and the general public, including potential investors and partners.

A critical component of The Hunger Project’s approach is the collection and analysis of data from the locations where the organization works. Hunger Project staff and volunteers move from house to house in rural communities collecting data. The iFormBuilder mobile platform allows them to collect important data using mobile devices in the offline, remote areas. All data is uploaded to the cloud once there is a connection; The Hunger Project then organizes and displays the data online using Klipfolio dashboard technology. Klipfolio and iFormBuilder are an easily integrated and implemented solution to collect and visualize data—and The Hunger Project is the first non-profit to use these technologies together publicly.

The dashboard shows the prevalence and challenges of accessing proper maternal healthcare, in addition to the types of interventions The Hunger Project takes to fill gaps in healthcare systems including:

  • Leading causes of maternal mortality
  • Household distance to a functioning clinic
  • The numbers, types and locations of healthcare workers
  • Access to vaccines, medicines, antenatal care and reproductive services
  • The number of antenatal care visits
  • Number of attended births by skilled healthcare staff

“By working with Klipfolio and iFormBuilder, we are able to operate our maternal health programs in an atmosphere of total transparency,” said Megan Colnar, The Hunger Project’s Director of Monitoring and Evaluation. “We’re identifying what needs to be done and measuring our progress every step along the way.”

Colnar continued, “Today’s donors want to know what needs to be done and what is currently being done.  Our new dashboard helps us tell a story in a way that is easily understood.”

“The Hunger Project’s Maternal Health dashboard is a terrific example of what can be done with our new public dashboard capability,” said Allan Wille, Klipfolio’s CEO. “We all know that sharing data inside an organization leads to collaboration. The Hunger Project is sharing its data outside the organization in a format that is easily accessible and understood, which can help draw donors to the cause.”

“iFormBuilder and Klipfolio, used together, help the NGO come up with useable information. If you have data in a spreadsheet, it can be difficult to number crunch and come up with results. iFormBuilder and Klipfolio help turn data into decisions,” said Tony Ruth, Director of Product Development at iFormBuilder.

About the Hunger Project

The Hunger Project is a global non-profit organization whose mission is to end hunger and poverty by pioneering sustainable, grassroots, women-centered strategies and advocating for their widespread adoption in countries throughout the world. The Hunger Project is active in 22 countries throughout the world, with global headquarters based in New York. For more information, visit www.thp.org.

About Klipfolio

Klipfolio’s mission is to make it fast, easy and affordable ($20/user/month) for business users to build and share real-time dashboards – enabling them to move from quarterly reflective management to continual performance optimization. Klipfolio has more than 2,500 customers including marketing agencies, financial services, healthcare, consumer goods and not-for-profits organizations. Find out more at klipfolio.com or follow us on twitter.com/klipfolio

About iFormBuilder

iFormBuilder is a universal, cloud based mobile data collection platform helping customers around the globe collect data using  mobile devices. At iFormBuilder, we believe “Knowledge is Gathered.” The iFormBuilder Mobile Platform offers companies, universities, non-governmental organizations, and government agencies the ability to build robust and flexible forms, maintain unmatched security on mobile devices, and collect data with or without an internet connection. Learn more at https://www.iformbuilder.com/