m4Change: Improving Service Delivery through mHealth in Nigeria
Pathfinder has collaborated with Dimagi to implement the m4Change project in Nigeria with funding from Pathfinders board members. The m4Change project was launched in the Nassarawa and Abuja regions of Nigeria to improve the quality of services provided by community health workers through the deployment of a mobile phone antenatal care application using the CommCare software platform. The application was designed to assist community health workers in more accurate decision-making as well as to help them easily follow standard antenatal care protocols and quickly identify complications.
The antenatal care application is currently being used in 20 health facilities in Abuja through the CommCare platform. More than 150 health workers will use CommCare during antenatal care client sessions. A rigorous research study is ongoing and examines the quality of antenatal care provided by community health workers as well as the perceptions of community health workers on using CommCare and its effect on client interactions. The results of the study are expected in late 2013.
Community Actions to Improve Safe Motherhood in Charanchi, Katsina State, Nigeria under the Population and Reproductive Health Capacity Building Program
The project provides intensive capacity building support for two local community-based organizations, including supporting the roll out of Pathways to Change, and will help mobilize them to identify barriers in the use of quality maternal health services.
Pathfinder was awarded a grant to provide technical assistance to 11 grantees in Uganda and Tanzania. Pathfinder aims to improve the organizational capacity of these grantees to effect health and community systems strengthening.
Funded by the MacArthur Foundation, this project works to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with postpartum hemorrhage in India, Nigeria and two other countries.
New research and analysis from Pathfinder International, the University of California San Francisco Safe Motherhood Program, and PATH shows that innovative, collaborative efforts to address postpartum hemorrhage are working.