A new Guideline Host app was launched for Vanuatu earlier this month. Similar to Guideline Host apps in Fiji and Solomon Islands, Vanuatu Guideline Host contains locally developed guidelines, making it quicker and easier for health practitioners to access the information they need at the point of care.
All resources on the app have been endorsed by the National Ministry of Health. These include the Vanuatu Essential Drug List, Health Workers Manual, COVID-19 protocols and Guidelines for Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Newborn Care.
In the first two weeks, over 100 Ni-Vanuatu health practitioners have already downloaded the app and found it useful in the care of their patients.
The app is free to download onto Android or Apple devices and, once downloaded, works completely offline. The development of Vanuatu Guideline Host was funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.