Project Lead(s): Zaeem Haq
Lack of access to healthcare, compounded by inadequate healthcare knowledge is a significant reason for maternal and child morbidity for displaced people living in Pakistan’s informal settlements. The project aims to deliver and test an Android-based app promoting a “continuum of care” for maternal health and child development in two slums of Pakistan. It will enroll 250 mother-infant pairs with goals for a 30% improvement in maternal nutrition, specifically iron and folate, and in the utilization of skilled birth attendance. They target higher rates of exclusive breastfeeding and initiating breastfeeding within the first hour after birth; and higher rates of age-appropriate immunization.