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Quality of life and mental health of expecting and new mothers.

Mental health interventions in pregnant women and new mothers.

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In no more than 3 sentences, please tell us who your idea is designed for and how it reimagines the new life experience.

My ideas is to increase demand for maternal and new born health services and seeking innovation project ideas that will increase access to and/or utilization of quality and newborn health services,strengthening health systems to deliver quality maternal and newborn health services,and an idea that is clearly differentiated from existing approches which is used in the villages to create new innovation to the new born in the community.

At what stage is your idea?

  • Back of the Napkin Sketch: I came up with this concept and would love support in making it come to life!

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

Unwanted pregnancies are common because education on reproductive health is lacking we proposed to launch a reproductive health programme in our community that targets teenagers according to a survey that we carried teen pregnancies in the region was at 18%in 2014/15 but rose to 25.4%in 2017 under the programme,awareness is created about the dangers of having unsafe sex without using the protecting gears like condoms and unsafe sex before marriage.

What skills, input or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

The OpenIDEO community is an organization with experience and it has got friends who can give funds and donations to run these programmes efficiently and the collaboration of OpenIDEO . Through it,s experienced staff we can organize webinars and short courses to our members through our web portal to help us get new innovation on how to create more awareness to the community and the young mothers.

Tell us about your work experience:

I am a team player in the community with the aim to improve and increase access and utilization of service delivery and participation in the institutional capacity of county health systems.I have also made a difference in the lives of people around Kenya and demonstrated leadership and integrity.

This idea emerged from...

  • An organization or company

Are you an expecting, new, or experienced mom?

  • no

Are you a healthcare practitioner?

  • yes

Are you a current employee of UCB Pharmaceuticals or Sutter Health?

  • no


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Photo of Kevyn Mwangi

HI collins Great to see you in the challege,i like your idea,please describe the best health intervention would serve pregnant mothers.

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