Opportunity AreaHow might we improve data systems for healthcare delivery?
The proposed title of your ideaGreat Mothers
Please describe your idea.Great Mothers is a Web, SMS and mobile application that seeks to ease the monitoring of women during pregnancy, child birth and after birth.
What problem does your idea solve in the market?Currently, when women visit health centres for antenatal care, they are usually given hard copy booklets that are used to monitor them and their babies. Health Centres do not usually retain their data as the women carry the booklets to and from the health centres. So what would happen incase the booklet got lost or damaged? So there is need to keep this data. In maternal health, women experience a number of challenges as well as have suggestions too, but how can they present them to government or organisations so majority of them keep quiet which to our team is dead but valuable feedback.
Briefly explain how you identified the need or opportunityWe decided to come up with such an application that can reduce high maternal mortality causes such as limited reproductive health literacy and mistreatment of mothers by medical personnel. Health centres need to retain data about women in maternal health so as to monitor the women effectively as well as mothers need to access this data at any time. Atleast each mother has a mobile handset, so we see it as a potential tool for our maternal health application.
Who are the beneficiaries of your solution and how will they benefit?Pregnant women. Through use of SMS and the mobile application, women will be advised and aided in health education campaigns, receive reminders & alerts as well as report challenges they face. Health Centres. The application will provide a monitoring tool as well as a centralized storage location for maternal health data. Government and organisations. Reports and suggestions from women facing challenges in maternal health will be compiled, analyzed and presented to the relevant stakeholders.
Why are you convinced your solution will solve the problem?We hope to ease the monitoring of new and expectant mothers. We hope to enable women to report challenges they face as well as suggestions, which data we shall compile. We shall provide a centralised location for maternal health data which can be accessed at anytime.
What other initiatives like yours exist out there? How will you differentiate your solution?To our knowledge at the moment, we have not yet learnt or heard of any other initiatives like ours. Currently, we are only aware of the traditional way of the use of booklets or charts.
What have you done up-to date to test your idea with potential users? What learnings do you have to share?
How will you financially sustain your business?We shall charge health centre IVs, public & private hospitals and NGOs (Non- Governmental Organisations) for use of the application. We shall create subscription plans basing on either monthly or yearly basis.
Please share a link to a 3 minute online video that best describes your idea and teamN/A
Please tell us about each founder and their roles on the team. How do you know your founders and how long have you worked together?Kyanda Steven, he is a web developer and passionate about creating impact through technology in Uganda. Wasswa Jacob, he is a software developer and passionate about developing tech products that create impact in Uganda. He has over 5 years experience in software development.
Please tell us about other team members that are not cofounders.Mugeni Barbra, she is an accountant. Since she is a woman, thou she has not yet given birth, she sees that the Great Mothers solution will be of great impact in Uganda. Naserenga Muzafal, he is a software developer with a 5 years experience and also loves to develop impactful tech solutions.
Which members of your team will attend the program full-time?Kyanda Steven. Wasswa Jacob. Mugeni Barbra. Naserenga Muzafal