Download Case Study on Biometric Identification of AIDS (HIV) patients

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Biometric Identification of AIDS (HIV) patients

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) deployed hospital visitor management system for biometric Identification of AIDS (HIV) patients in Tanzania.


Due to the fact that AIDS victims in Tanzania have rapidly increased over the last few years and greatly affected the socio-economic condition of the country, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) needed a solution to identify AIDS patients and capture their personal information, including name, address, date of birth and biometric traits. They were looking for a solution that would help them to manage a biometric database containing around 5000 entities.

Client Profile

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) was founded in 2002 and is a non-profit organization that works to solve global poverty problems. It is a platform where researchers and decision-makers work together to improve the lives of the poor around the world. Since its foundation, IPA has worked with more than 575 leading academics to manage over 650 projects in 51 countries.
IPA concentrates its efforts in developing countries like Tanzania and has galvanized local and international staff, government entities, NGOs, and the private sector to bring socio-economic development in the country.


Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) selected the M2SYS CloudApper™ solution as a rapid cloud application development platform. With the help of CloudApper™, they have deployed a cloud-based hospital visitor management system that utilizes fingerprint biometrics to identify recurring patients. The cloud software will maintain a database of AIDS patients with detailed information like demographics, images, identity credentials, and biometrics.

In this project, IPA used the durable and reliable M2-EasyScan Pro™ fingerprint device to capture patient fingerprint data. VisitorTrack™, one of the pre-developed cloud application templates within the CloudApper™ platform, was used to manage the patient information. As CloudApper™ is a highly customizable solution, IPA was able to easily configure the software to meet their specific needs without any development effort.


By utilizing CloudApper™, IPA has built an accurate biometric database of AIDS patients in Tanzania. This enables them to accurately track their activity and ensure that health care professionals can monitor their status. It also provides them with accurate biometric fingerprint data of the patients to establish a concrete list of the AIDS victims.

Here are some key benefits of the M2SYS solution that helped IPA to create a concrete biometric database of AIDS patients in Tanzania:

  • Easily customizable cloud biometrics software
  • Representatives can use this app without needing deep technical knowledge
  • Saves time by eliminating manual enrollment process
  • Secures data through a cloud encryption process
  • Saves money by reducing management time and cost

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