Antenatal Care - mobile health pilot (2011)

Pregnant mothers attend a mobile clinic

Queue at a mobile clinic in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Bienmoyo collaborated with Deloitte Consulting to develop and deploy a mobile-health pilot program for antenatal care. The "MD3" pilot (Mobile Delivery of Distributed Diagnostics) was conducted with the support of the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH&SW), hosted at Temeke District Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and deployed to surrounding peri-urban and rural wards.

  • In-country development of mHealth platform, deployed on netbooks
  • Training of Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) nurses on netbook-based systems
  • Operational design and execution of community-based mobile clinics
  • Public-private partnership through members of the Association of Private Health Facilities in Tanzania (APHFTA), a long-time Bienmoyo partner
  • Deployment of Vscan portable ultrasound devices for obstetric exam
  • Successful screening of nearly 700 pregnant mothers, with scheduling of follow-up appointments at traditional clinics
  • SMS-based follow-up and educational reminder messages
  • Independent monitoring and evaluation team to survey clinic attendees, collect staff feedback, and measure process indicators
  • > 95% satisfaction rate from attendees
  • > 99% adoption willingness from mobile clinic staff
Registration at mobile clinic

Pregnant mothers register at a mobile clinic, Tanzania

In August 2011, the antenatal care pilot entered a transition phase with select members of the mobile clinics staff retaining netbooks for use in their brick-and-mortar clinics.

Children in Mbagala

Children in Mbagala ward, Dar es Salaam