Project Lead(s): Natalie Angell-Besseling
In Uganda, less than 50 percent of new mothers access postpartum care, with many expressing negative perceptions around seeking care outside the home due limited access to care and lack of knowledge.
The Propelling Motherhood project will train and hire local Village Health Team Members to conduct home postpartum visits with an estimated 480 women identified through a partnership with the Shanti Uganda Birth House and Luwero District Hospital.
Village Health Team Members will collect and report data using a mobile technology developed for the program to improve clinical decision support, measurement and accountability.
By training Village Health Team Members, the project aims to provide personalized home care services that work within cultural structures to overcome the barrier of negative perceptions of care outside family circles and increase access to care.