GetIN- “For Accessible Maternal Health Care”
Our mission is make maternal Health Care accessible for all women and more especially pregnant teenagers through ICT.
Our vision is to have zero teenage maternal mortality in Uganda.
GetIN was rolled out in November 2017 in Kanungu District and has mapped over 500 girls there.
We support Community Health Workers and Midwives to track teeenage pregnancies
We support Community Health Workers and Midwives to track and follow up teenage pregnant girls to attend ANC
We aim at increasing the number of deliveries at the Health Facility
GetIN has partnered with UNFPA and MIT from the 2015 HACK-FOR-YOUTH competition in which 17 countries participated. In its Implementation/Pilot phase GetIN has partnered with Ministry of Health Uganda under which all Midwives and Community Health Extension workers operate. We also partner with the District Local Governments of the roll out areas.
GetIN is a service that aims to reduce the number of maternal deaths with special focus on teenage pregnant girls in Uganda. GetIN Team believes strengthening the current community Health Followup system will have a positive impact on the maternal mortality rate in Uganda.
GetIN Team has designed a mobile App for Community Health workers and Midwives to register and followup pregnant women so that they can attend Antenatal Care. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends birth by skilled attendant to curb the high rate of maternal deaths.
In Uganda, approximately one-third of women give birth by age 18, and adolescents’ risks of maternal mortality, miscarriage and other pregnancy complications, such as obstetric fistula, are much higher than the risks among women in their twenties. Globally, childbirth is the second-leading cause of death for girls ages 15-19. Continue reading “About”
In maternal health care, there are three known delays that contribute to poor maternal health outcomes. These delays include; (i) delay to make decision to seek care, (ii) delay to reach health care and (iii) delay to access health services at the health facility.
DELAY TO SEEK CARE
The proposed solution will address delay number one. The first delay occurs within the household/family level and refers to the limited ability of the woman and or her family members to make a decision to seek skilled health care. This is closely linked to the inability to appreciate danger signs of pregnancy, delivery and postpartum due to inadequate knowledge. In addition, some cultural practices restrict women from seeking health care, while poverty at the household level also limits decision making to seek health care.
Our solution aims at strengthening the community follow up system with a particular focus on the most-at- risk pregnant girls who are less likely to seek health care if no deliberate follow up system is in place. Our solution works in such a way that pregnant girls will be identified through a pregnancy mapping tool at village level which will be used by the community health worker who conducts the pregnancy mapping by visiting individual households.
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i-Cafe, UNFPA -12A, Baskerville AVE, KOLOLO
Phone: +256 705428982