PATIENT IDENTIFICATION CHALLENGE; UGANDA
PROVEN INTERVENTION TO BE DISTRIBUTED
Automated text messaging service for pregnant women to screen for potential complications.
Learn more about the Patient Identification Challenge and why identifying individuals in need of medical treatment and finding ways to make that treatment accessible reduces poverty.
DISTRIBUTION MODEL INNOVATION
Approximately 1 in 44 women in Uganda will die from pregnancy related complications throughout their lifetimes. SMS Maama is an automated text messaging service for pregnant women in Uganda that harnesses mobile technology to send health information and screen for these potential pregnancy related complications before they become more serious. As an organization, we believe every woman has the right to information and the right to receive respectful maternity care. By providing access to this necessary health information, SMS Maama works to empower women and serve as a modern addition to pregnancy healthcare in Uganda.
PILOT AND SCALING GOALS
Katelyn Pastick - Founder
Nicole Stephens - Founder
Meg Burman - Founder
Sonja Ausen-Anifrani - Founder