ANSER 2024 Conference Focuses on Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health Policies

Health[e]Foundation attended the ANSER conference, themed ‘Catalysing Change: Enhancing Evidence-Based Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Policies in Challenging Times’. The conference took place in Brussels, Belgium 7-9th February 2024. With policymakers, academics, and programmatic experts present it aimed to strengthen SRHR knowledge and interventions and influence policies. The conference had a broad focus […]

Introducing Dr. Yekoyesew W. Belete

Health[e]Foundation is proud to be guided by a core group of experts that form the Supervisory Board of the Foundation. We are pleased that Dr Yekoyesew W. Belete recently joined the Board, read below his inspiring introduction:

The Vital Role of Community Health Volunteers in Advancing Healthcare in Rural Kenya

To gain deeper insight into Community health volunteers’ work In Kenya, and how to best support them with digital learning and health solutions, Health[e]Foundation travelled to the rural community of Isibania. Here, we meet Catherine, a seasoned CHV who provides specialized care to pregnant women and children under the age of five in her community.

10,000 pregnancies supported by LUCY

Health[e]Foundation’s LUCY journey started in March 2020, when we first launched the LUCY app to facilitate healthy and informed pregnancies among (expectant) women in Suriname. With tailored health information, (expectant) women in Suriname have been empowered to make informed decisions about their own health and the health of their babies. Following successful implementation in Suriname, […]

LUCY’s second anniversary: empowered mothers around the globe

Two years ago, LUCY, Health[e]Foundation’s smartphone application for pregnant women and mothers of newborns was first launched in Suriname. Since its introduction, a lot of developments have taken place: LUCY expanded rapidly in Suriname; LUCY was introduced in Ethiopia; and LUCY reached women on a global scale. Time to reflect: what have we achieved and […]

Welcome to our new research student Georgie

The Health[e]Foundation team is very pleased to welcome Georgie Bouwknecht on board to conduct her academic research internship with our organization. We are looking forward to working with Georgie and the valuable contribution that she will make to further improve our activities and strengthen our organization. My name is Georgie, and I will be an […]

TENA mobile health service empowering Ethiopian communities in the midst of the pandemic

To further support our work with Ethiopian midwives and empower community members, a mobile interactive voice response (IVR) service has been developed to provide health information on topics related to the pandemic. This mobile IVR service, called TENA (HEALTH in Amharic), is freely available for anyone with a mobile phone – no smartphone required – making the service accessible for the majority of the Ethiopian society.

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.