For the last five months, Georgie Bouwknecht, Global Health student at the VU University Amsterdam, did her internship at Health[e]Foundation, during which she conducted a mixed methods study on the TENA IVR service implemented in Ethiopia in collaboration with the Ethiopian Midwives Association (EMwA) and Viamo. TENA has been developed to provide health information on […]
In 2019, we started our collaboration with Stichting Perisur and together implemented the ‘Care in Hand’ program in Suriname. This program aimed to strengthen the capacity for health professionals and community workers, and provide information for pregnant women and mothers of newborns. The three pillars of this program are blended-learning training for health professionals, blended-learning for community workers, and the LUCY maternal health app.
The twinning project ‘Care in the Hand’ of Perisur Foundation from Suriname, and Health[e]Foundation, started training the first group of community workers in mother and child care.
Perisur Foundation and Health[e]Foundation presented the new LUCY smartphone maternity app to the Minister of Public Health in Suriname, Amar Ramadhin.
Our m-health mobile application for pregnant women and mothers of newborns is now freely available for download in the Playstore and Appstore.
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 […]