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Nifuate Nilipo; (reach the unreached).

reach the most vulnerable with quality and affordable health services.

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 Most rural pregnant women and home born infants remain unseen to and unreached by health services; ''Safari'' mobile health solutions offer potential to bridge health service gaps and support health system strengthening by improving community health workers knowledge and credibility, data quality and coverage of and demand for essential maternal, newborn and child health services. For ''Safari'' mobile Health program to deliver to rural unreached groups it will create a vibrant working collaboration with government health institutions that provide health services,  political/decision makers, and non state actors, partners that target extension of trained and resourced community health workers and quality health infrastructure that reaches the most marginalised at the community level.

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

There is inadequate quality health services especially for women during child delivery in rural areas, there are inadequate numbers of professional and trained traditional midwives, limited accessibility of basic health supplies like gloves, cotton, antiseptic and milk formula for infants born by women living with HIV &AIDS.

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

The design and development of the intervention focus to coordinate a team of persons working with UMATI(TZ), Partnership for Nutrition Tanzania(PANITA), community representatives, local government authorities in collaboration with officials from MoHSW(T) and Health institutions(hospitals, Clinics,Dispensaries etc), . The program seeks to engage poor rural families (women, infants, and care givers), in reflection to Malnutrition, HIV/STI infections and PMTCT.

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NGO - Secretary,
Community Social Worker(Volunteer)
TRAINER- Sexual Reproductive Health

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

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A health smile of young children together with their mother after malnutrition treatment.

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A program volunteer checking for malnutrition children using MUAC Tape.

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Rural /Village women participating in one of the program organized events on Malnutrition education.

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Hi Ommy!

It is great to have you in the challenge. How does "Safari" work? Who has access to "Safari"?

Is there any chance you could find an image to go along with your post? 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.

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Hi Kate!
Thank you for the comment and I do promise to cope with your suggestion and will soon come with detail how '' Safari'' work and other clarification.
Remain, 

Photo of ommy

Hi,Kate!
Just in summary I would like to inform you how Safari Mobile solution works. Safari mobile maternity health services approach is based on through our organization mobile Home Base Care intervention program which formerly focused on Orphans and Women Living with HIV who are vulnerable to care and support services. These interventions allowed flexibility with independence space for interaction with and between OVC/WLHIV and pregnant women limited with maternal health services in the program areas. The organization implementing team composed of skilled retired midwives, trained community health workers accompanied with government health staff are mandated by local village/district government authorities to interview pregnant women whether they have or not attended /reached by maternal health services, as well those who have delivered at hospitals and at their homes and the young ones born who have not get VAS and capture the retrospective data and organize to conduct and provide maternal health facilitation and malnutrition education, HIV/AIDS and STI prevention at home based areas as well to identify for emergency and referral cases.