mothers2mothers

Location:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Our Role:
Advise on the mothers2mothers digital health strategy; Lead digital health capacity building efforts for the organisation

mothers2mothers works in 9 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to reach and support HIV positive women, helping ensure that their babies are born and remain HIV negative and that mother and baby keep healthy. The organisation employs mothers living with HIV to work alongside doctors and nurses in understaffed health centers to support essential health education and psychosocial support to other HIV-positive women. Working in resource-limited settings, mothers2mothers was keen to take advantage of digital health tools to strengthen their internal monitoring and evaluation processes and programme development, as well as their in-field service delivery.

Partners

mothers2mothers, Members of the Expert Network (Sam Surka and Shaun Conway of 9Needs), Johnson & Johnson

Activities

  • Assessed the mHealth capacity of the organisation
  • Identified resources and capacity gaps
  • Reviewed the existing mHealth initiatives in mothers2mothers
  • Identified requirements for further implementation
  • Developed an mHealth strategy to support the organisation’s mission
  • Assissted with building capacity within mothers2mothers to develop and implement a plan to deliver the mHealth strategy

Results

  • A broader mHealth strategy was proposed to and adopted by the mothers2mothers management
  • mothers2mothers successfully piloted and rolled out new and strengthened mHealth applications with technical assistance from HealthEnabled

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Projects we are currently working on include:

Global Digital Health Index launch

Global

A global group of leaders at the World Health Assembly today launched the Global Digital Health Index (GDHI), an interactive digital resource that tracks, monitors, and evaluates the use of digital technology for health across countries. The GDHI will empower health ministries, funders, policy makers, and industry players to make informed strategic decisions as they build sustainable digital health solutions at scale

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The Global Digital Health Index

Global

An interactive digital resource that tracks, monitors and evaluates, and scores the effective use of digital technology for health across WHO Member States.

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Faster to Zero

South Africa and Uganda

The goal of the project is to increase the impact of digital health solutions for the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV through an integrated digital health system and approach.

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Unfinished Business

South Africa

The Unfinished Business initiative was established to ensure that 90% of children living with HIV, TB and malnutrition are identified early and linked to the treatment, care and support that they need.

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MomConnect

South Africa

MomConnect is a South Africa National Department of Health (NDOH) initiative that provides tailored information to pregnant women and new mothers about pregnancy, birth and care of an infant.

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Some of the initiatives that we have previously worked on include:

AIDS-free Generation

South Africa

UNICEF South Africa commissioned HealthEnabled to investigate current digital health initiatives targeting sexual and reproductive health among youth and identify opportunities to better engage with that population, providing information and resources that promote healthy behaviors.

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UNCoLSC

Global, with a focus on Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Strategic and Technical Advisory Support

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ICT for Child Protection Case Management in Emergencies

Global, with fieldwork in Kenya and South Sudan

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mothers2mothers

Sub-Saharan Africa

Strategic and Technical Advisory Support

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EGPAF, Tanzania

Tanzania

Strategic and Technical Advisory Support

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