Empowering facility skilled birth attendant with Immunization tracker for nursing and expectant mothers’ baby vaccination, and follow up
Describe what you intend to do and how you'll do it in one to two sentences (required 350 Characters)
Smart Shot aim to drive demand for immunization by empowering facility skilled attendant with immunization tracker for improved monitoring/follow up in Kwara State Nigeria thereby leaving no expectant and nursing mothers’ baby behind. To achieve this we will partner with the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (http://www.wbfafrica.org ). An NGO in Kwara.
Explain the innovation (2,500 characters)
ClinicPak which incorporates and complements the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA)’s proven and highly impactful client-held personal health records (PHRs) leverage on technology to overcome the limitations of the paper-based healthcare information system in Kwara State Nigeria. This present a ready ground for Smart Shot as a continuum of care.
Compared to their counterpart in rural areas, more women in urban settings utilise facility base delivery. Smart short will target women in antenatal and postnatal unit in health facilities. Via smart shot, we can effectively monitor and document immunization history of babies for women who have facility delivery. With this, from a pool of women in antenatal class we can easily know from among, nursing mother who are accessing immunization for their babies. This solution will benefit mothers who have facility based delivery as well as those that default in immunizing their babies by sending reminders and tailored messages. According to the Nigeria Demographic Health Survey, of the 36% of women who utilize facility based delivery only 14% of newborns received postnatal care within two months of delivery (NDHS, 2013) depriving infant immunization benefits. Also, too often health workers are not supported to improve interpersonal communication skills. Poor communication, and poor quality of care, can significantly hamper routine immunization. As such women who present for antenatal and facility based delivery may be lost to follow up and for post natal care and immunization of their children. Smart Shot immunization tracker will focus on strengthening healthcare systems through improved communication with care givers for immunization and monitoring (track child immunization uptake/default). With it, nursing, and expectant mothers, in urban areas are reminded of vaccination date and benefit thereby leaving no expectant and nursing mothers’ baby behind. This will effectively benefit all mothers who default on immunizing their babies but have facility based delivery in Ilorin Kwara State Nigeria and beyond.
Which part(s) of the world does this innovation target?
Kwara State Nigeria. The pictures below are ClinicPak in PHCs across Kwara State overcoming the limitation of paper based healthcare information system wherein Smart Short will be integrated as a continuum of care
Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)
Already we are working alongside ministry of heath, and frontline health workers. Since 2016 I have worked with Wellbeing Foundation Africa supporting her facility & community based Mamacare program and has benefited over 15,000 nursing and expected mother for improved antenatal and postnatal care. In December 2017, InStrat in collaboration with the Foundation officially secured approval from the Kwara State Ministry of Health to deploy CliniPAK to the state. Smart Shot will be fully integrated into the state approved CliniPak. CliniPAK is a tablet computer based application that allows health workers at PHCs to collect client including nursing and expectant mothers health data/biometrics for improved care
How is your idea unique? (750 characters)
It is unique because the solution is simple and can effectively be deployed in either private or public healthcare in urban areas. Also because care givers are at the centre. With Smart Shot from a pool of women in antenatal class we can easily know from among later nursing mothers who are accessing immunization for their babies. And to have effective follow up on those that default thereby leaving no baby behind. The solution would also centre on using nursing mothers who began or previously completed the journey as immunization champion and their babies to motivate their fellow women ( during antenatal ) by sharing their experiences as women are better able to connect and learn from each other.
What is the name of your organization
Wellbeing Foundation Africa, in collaboration with Youth Spotlight Initiative (YSI) as well as InStrat Global Health Solutions
Explain your organization (250 characters)
The Wellbeing Foundation Africa strives to educate, empower/advocate for accessible and sustainable health with focus on maternal and child health in Nigeria. YSI is a youth led NGO, InStrat Global Health Solutions-a digital health management orgztn
Women’s health/rights focused organization
Gender and Diversity (500 characters)
Across the respective organization, females occupies key positions and are 60% of staff.
Organization Location (less than 250 Characters)
Size of organization (number of employees):
Scale of organizational work
National (expansive reach within one country)
Tell us more about you
1. Amy Oyekunle, CEO- Wellbeing Foundation Africa . Amy Oyekunle is gender and development professional with experience in gender research, resource mobilization and donor relationship.
2. Isaac Ejakhegbe is a public health practitioner with a focus on health promotion, maternal and child health.