Rethinking access to maternal care
Two-thirds of neonatal deaths and nearly 80% of maternal deaths in Kenya are attributable to delays in accessing care. The Research Care and Training Program of the Family AIDS Care & Education Services (RCTP-FACES) worked with mSurvey to develop mAccess.
Pregnant women in Homa Bay, Kenya receive weekly health messages, live nurse support for answering questions, and transport to a health facility on crowd-sourced motorcycle taxis all through the most accessible mode of communication in rural Kenya: SMS text messaging.
as of April 1, 2017:
women safely transported to a clinic
chats with a live nurse
informational messages sent