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Make motherhood safe for rural Tanzanian women project

Our idea is a service and associated toolkit which tackles the problem of information sharing and community building creating a new role.

Photo of Japhet Aloyce Kalegeya
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Tanzania is a one of the most dangerous place in the world to give birth. Thousands of women do not have access to the quality health care that they need by collaborating between CEDO and OpenIDEO.org in 2017/2018 can change this.

In October 2014, I want into labor guesting it would be 5 days to 6 nights untill I delivered my baby girl! But not for a second did I worry about access to medical help ifbI need it. On year later, I can't help think of other moms those with high risk pregnancies, who don't have access to the life saving care they need.


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

Poor health facilities
Lack of information and sharing
Shortage of health service providers
Poor infrastructure
Poor health environment

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.

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?

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Hi Japhet!

It is good to see you in the challenge. The ideas phase is now open if you would like to submit and develop your idea there - https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/new-life/ideas