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m4Change + mCCT

Together with Dimagi, Inc and the Nigerian government, Pathfinder used a CommCare mobile application to improve the quality of maternal and child health services offered at primary health centers in the Federal Capital Territory and Nasarawa states. The project also introduced mobile money into the government’s conditional cash transfer program.

Project Date: 2013 - 2015
Funder: Pathfinding Fund, UN Foundation
Country: Nigeria
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Nearly 13,000 women registered for antenatal care using the CommCare mobile application

350 health workers trained in the CommCare application

Nearly 500 infants received immunizations at birth

555 women received SMS messages after a missed prenatal appointment

What We Did

  • Equipped 50 primary health centers and 350 community health extension workers with a mobile application that enabled them to track women throughout pregnancy and provide them with high quality antenatal care counseling and services
  • Improved the quality of care offered to pregnant women and their infants up to one year of age through the use of the CommCare application
  • Developed an online reporting portal to allow access to a user-friendly data dashboard where key stakeholders can access data for facility and aggregate level data analysis
  • Used SMS to notify women if they missed an antenatal care appointment and encouraged them to return to their health facility
  • Incorporated conditional cash transfers into the CommCare app, using mobile money to reward women who met the government’s four prenatal visit requirement

Project Staff Members

Farouk Jega

Senior Country Director

Farouk is a public health physician with 15 years of progressive experience in program management and evaluation....

Habeeb Salami

Director of Advocacy

Habeeb is a medical doctor with a specialization in obstetrics and gynecology. He has more than 10 years of experience in public health project management and monitoring and evaluation....

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