Amref and Health[e]Foundation collaborate to introduce LUCY in Kenya

Health[e]Foundation and Amref Flying Doctors are happy to announce that we have initiated a new collaboration to improve maternal and child health in Kenya. Adequate maternal neonatal and child health (MNCH) care is essential if maternal and child mortality trends are to be reversed globally and to achieve the UN’s SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) target […]

Results of the feasibility assessment of the LUCY App in Morocco

On 20 May 2021, Health[e]Foundation started the feasibility assessment for the project entitled “Empowering Moroccan women with the LUCY reproductive and maternal health app” which has been financed by an RVO Small Business Innovation Research Grant.

LUCY 2.0: growing bigger and better!

Since March 2020, the LUCY maternal and neonatal health app is being implemented in Suriname in collaboration with Stichting Perisur and funded by the UTSN Twinningfaciliteit under the wings of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In September 2021, a new version of the app was launched to better meet the needs of pregnant women and parents of newborns.

Empowering Moroccan women with the LUCY reproductive and maternal health app

Morocco has made substantial improvements in reproductive, maternal and newborn health over the past years, however challenges remain, especially for rural and lower educated women. Higher maternal and newborn mortality, limited access to health services and information, and sexual violence are common issues for this group.

World Maternal Mental Health Day 2021

Since 2016, World Maternal Mental Health Day (WMMH) is yearly commemorated on the first Wednesday of May. Today we recognize the importance of maternal health and how this influences women’s (and family’s) mental health worldwide. An example of Health[e]Foundation’s commitment to improve mother’s physical and mental health, is LUCY, our mobile maternal health service launched as an app in Suriname.

M-health initiative – LUCY mobile service in Ethiopia

Why m-health? Mobile technology is considered to be a promising method to care for people living in rural and hard to reach areas. M-health can be defined as an innovation in health technology whereby information is being sent to mobile devices of the individual. Research has shown that education through text messages is highly effective […]