In Sub-Saharan Africa, a woman has a 1 -in -16 chance of dying during pregnancy or childbirth. Nigeria accounts for about 20% of global maternal deaths, with a maternal mortality ratio of 800 deaths per 100,000 live births; among the highest in the world.
The above witnessed rates are caused by factors such as delay in access to skilled health worker and service by the pregnant woman, cost implications of health services, as well as delay in access to the health service centres, which discourages health seeking behaviour of these women, thereby reducing their chances of getting tested or treated from diseases. These factors rest on certain root causes, one of which is inadequacy of accurate data to form an evidence base that informs health care intervention, policy decision-making, and service delivery management.
Considering the role that women play socially, and economically in building stronger communities and families, particularly in nutrition and education of children, it therefore becomes essential to ensure that these challenges are tackled with all possible strength in order to secure the health and productivity of women before, during, and after pregnancy.
The aim of the impact health project is to improve reproductive, maternal, neonatal, and child health (RMNCH) service provision in tertiary, secondary and primary health institutions, local communities and reduce maternal mortality and morbidity using mobile health (m-Health) technology.
This involves deploying technology tools using mobile phones, capacity building of health workers and maternal health awareness.
The Impact Health project as an intervention of HACEY Health Initiative, supported by Intellectual Property and Research Development (IPRD) solutions and Argusoft aims to reduce maternal mortality by improving the quality of maternal health services in primary health centers (PHCs), improving health data collection and management system towards providing accurate evidence to inform policy formation and improving quality of service.
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|ENSURE LASTING CHANGE
|Develop and deploy web-based and mobile enabled data management system, built to fit in the context of data collection patterns at the health service provision centres.
|Organize training for healthcare workers and supervisors at health facilities, ministries of health on how to use technology and the Impact health platform to collect and report routine health data during antenatal care, immunization, and postnatal care service deliver.
|Support health institutions and healthcare workers with mobile devices, mobile data, and technical support to successfully integrate technology empowered data management with their pre-existing manual data management system until the health system has enough capacity to fully deploy electronic data management
|Strengthen the supervisors and state ministries of health to monitor, analyse, and interpret the data from healthcare centres. This allows for timely evaluation of service delivery and efficiency of the healthcare centre.
|To ensure continued relevance, the Impact Health Project will continually involve the ministries of health and health workers in the design, implementation, and review of the project post implementation, to ensure that the strategy and activities are evidence informed.
The goal of the Family health campaign is to collect health related data for the state, using digital technology, to inform decision-making regarding maternal and child health improvement.
There is a huge potential for our outcomes to address underlying challenges associated with improving the quality of health services.
The scale up is expected to achieve a national coverage of 90% in 5 years.