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Enabling accessing the health services for rural women

This is a service idea aimed to enable mother and child to access health care in nearly.

Photo of Japhet Aloyce Kalegeya

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On August 2, 2013, I visited the clinics to encouraging breastfeeding exclusively breastfed for six months early. I shocked to see the fewer pregnant and breastfeeding women who attending the clinic; This situation is caused by poverty, lack of water services, as well as the distance of health facilities, Mothers are spending 5 to 6 hours follow water and clinical services. I wouldn't like this situation to continue in our community, since it affects the lives and well-being of mothers and infants of reproductive age in Tanzania.

Tanzania is one of the most dangerous place in the world to give birth, health service and water. The goal of Enabling accessing the health services for rural women idea on the can be to provide WASH or builds clinics in Tanzania. Thousands of women do not have access to the quality care that they need and CEDO is committed to changing that.

Did you know that by collaboration CEDO, can bring quality services of water or health facilities near to women with a high risk pregnancy in rural area of Tanzania? Join me today by comment and corporate with us to bring quality water or health facilities to poorer women. Let's make sure that women are visit in clinics.

What is a provocation or insight that might inspire others during this challenge?

Poorest women in developing countries are not visiting at health centers during pregnancy and breastfeeding in Tanzania due to the distance of health services. How might we bring health service near so that women can attend at clinics?

How does this research relate to our use cases and personas?

The research idea is relates to 60% the poorest women in the world's developing cities receive the commended minimum number of prenatal care visit, compares to 90% of the wealthiest women. But I have already identified and listed the the problems of both patties and found a possible solution. That is to provide water services or build clinics nearest to the communities of Tanzanian.

Tell us about yourself:

I am an organizational supervisor for more than 10 years, I have received the training of the Infant and Young Child Feeding and working in encourage the community on nutrition and breastfeeding.

Are you currently an employee of Sutter Health or UCB Pharmaceuticals?

  • No


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Photo of Kate Rushton

Hi Japhet!

It is great to see you in the challenge. I look forward to seeing how you develop your idea in the ideas phases.

There are some posts that I recommend you look at (if you have not already done so) that might be a source of inspiration to help guide solutions:

Free pregnancy one-stop pop-up shop Bikers and Babies: Delivering Liquid Life Motorcycles + Maternal Health 
and also Where's the ambulance when my baby and I need it? as it echoes your post.

Also, is there any chance you could find an image to go along with it? Images help grab attention and tell a story. You should be able to use the Edit Contribution button on the top of your post and follow the instructions to add images from there. Looking forward to seeing more of your inspiring insights on OpenIDEO.

Photo of Japhet Aloyce Kalegeya

Thank you very much for your good feedback you are party of this idea, I would like to receive your comments everyday, also do not hasted to give me a new ideas or challenged this idea. Again thank you.

Photo of Jennifer William Shilinde

Hi. Kate I am very glad to meet with you in this challenge as a challenge manager, how do you consider about the challenges faced women in attending clinics? I know that there is many challenges but lack of communication, poor water service, distances of health centres and poverty are one factors of women from income community.

Photo of Kate Rushton

Hi Jennifer!

I am not an expert in this area. However, many people in this challenge are. I would recommend connecting with some of the ideators behind these ideas:
Postpartum interventions Abiye mobile App and Advancing Maternal and Infant’s Health in Rural Areas of Morocco 

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