For several years, we at CleanBirth.org worked closely with our local Lao partner, ACD, to develop simple procedures for distributing birth kits, ensuring their correct use, tracking the incidence of infection in mother and baby, promoting family counseling in kit use, and collecting data on all of these points. In the end we provided each nurse with a logbook which they use to collect this data by hand. Then once per month, the data is SMARTphoned into ACD headquarters. Then Noy, the ACD staffer partially funded by CleanBirth.org, inputs the data into a monthly spreadsheet and emails it to us.
Old school written book + smartphones + computers = the tech that connects us with mothers in the remote villages of southern Laos.