Antenatal Care - mobile health pilot (2011)
Bienmoyo collaborated with Deloitte Consulting to develop and deploy a mobile-health pilot program for antenatal care. The "MD3" pilot (Mobile Delivery of Distributed Diagnostics) was conducted with the support of the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH&SW), hosted at Temeke District Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and deployed to surrounding peri-urban and rural wards.
- In-country development of mHealth platform, deployed on netbooks
- Training of Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) nurses on netbook-based systems
- Operational design and execution of community-based mobile clinics
- Public-private partnership through members of the Association of Private Health Facilities in Tanzania (APHFTA), a long-time Bienmoyo partner
- Deployment of Vscan portable ultrasound devices for obstetric exam
- Successful screening of nearly 700 pregnant mothers, with scheduling of follow-up appointments at traditional clinics
- SMS-based follow-up and educational reminder messages
- Independent monitoring and evaluation team to survey clinic attendees, collect staff feedback, and measure process indicators
- > 95% satisfaction rate from attendees
- > 99% adoption willingness from mobile clinic staff
In August 2011, the antenatal care pilot entered a transition phase with select members of the mobile clinics staff retaining netbooks for use in their brick-and-mortar clinics.