Supporting safer conception

Safer Conception Intervention for Partners (SCIP)


Drs. Renee Heffron (University of Washington), Nelly Mugo (Kenya Medical Research Institute, KEMRI), and Kenneth Ngure (KEMRI) are using mSurvey to revolutionize clinician-patient communication within health research in Thika and Kisumu, Kenya.

In a study to identify and predict peak fertility periods among 80 HIV discordant couples wishing to conceive, researchers send daily SMS surveys through mSurvey over the span of six months to capture fertility signs, and help women accurately identify their peak fertility periods. During peak fertility, couples receive individualized text messages on how to conceive safely.

Data collected populate an ovulation prediction algorithm, which is used to improve clinician-patient communication regarding fertility and adherence to HIV medications (PrEP and ART).

The study is funded through the NIH Fogarty International Center



Msurvey is helping clinicians to communicate


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