Transforming Maternal and Child Health

BabyMed empowers new and expectant mothers to seek the care they need 

Ante Natal Care Information

Antenatal Care (ANC) is key in reducing Maternal and Newborn deaths. In Kenya, 4% of pregnant women NEVER do an ANC visit and only 20% do an ANC visit during the critical first trimester. We sensitize pregnant women in low-income areas on why they should do their ANC and provide follow up. We inform pregnant women of proper nutrition and care and of signs of complications

Ante natal Care SMS Notification

Sadly, over 8,000 women still die per year in Kenya from pregnancy-related complications which can be prevented by a simple educative SMS. We notify subscribed women by SMS on when they should do their ANCs and tell them why. Our messages fall into three categories: early identification of warning signs and risk factors, growth and development of the baby, and messages that foster empowerment and a healthy environment

Child Vaccination Information & Reminders

We track the vaccination program of children less than 5 years, reminding their guardians through SMS on when and where to take their children for the next vaccine. Vaccination protects children from serious illness and complications of vaccine-preventable diseases

Maternal Health Corners

The Maternal Health Corners are made up of a set of computers that have been programmed with content (audio, video, and text) for the benefit of health workers. Video content has been developed by the Global Health Media Project and has been well received by health workers

Knowledge Sharing Sessions

We will institute a monthly block knowledge sharing sessions that bring together all expectant mothers registered at a facility for information sharing in a group. These sessions are led by local midwives or community health workers

Family Planning Information

The first step in fighting Maternal mortality is preventing unwanted pregnancy. We use mobile technology to educate families on modern family planning and contraception techniques.