Right, appropriate and timely information is unquestionably a very important factor in antenatal care. With the present daunting statistics for our country’s maternal mortality rate, very many women do not have access to this much needed bank of information. In view of this we have put together in short message service [sms] mode, all that a woman needs to know to have an uneventful pregnancy and a safe delivery.
The system is designed in such a way that the patient gets a text message every day through the entire period of her pregnancy and afterwards. With this she has the right information at her finger tips wherever she may be. We also have included a sms hotline for interactivity as well as a medical call center.
This service would be translated to the indigenous language and further developed to provide voice call /audio files which can be referenced from the mobile phones of the pregnant women.
The text messages have been assessed, reviewed and verified by Consultants and Nurses at the University College Hospital Ibadan as well as other renowned medical professionals.
This is not meant to and cannot replace their antenatal visits but it rather reinforces the need for compliance with these visits and is offered as a value added service to antenatal care. We are reaching out to the general public via the antenatal clinics in order to foster antenatal visits among expectant mothers and to increase the choice of skilled personnel as a care provider during child birth.
We are currently looking at partnership with various organization to deliver this service nationwide.
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