Innovative Tools and Strategies | Health Systems and Workforce | Strengthening Quality of Care | Focus: COVID-19 Room: 2.41-2.43 Oral Abstracts
May 11, 2023 09:10 - 10:25(Africa/Johannesburg)
20230511T0910 20230511T1025 Africa/Johannesburg Maternal and Newborn Health Solutions Generated during COVID-19

Development of a Community-Centred Model for Reclaiming Community Reproductive, Maternal, and Neonatal Health in the Context of the COVID-19 Era in Kenya

Access to reproductive, maternal, and neonatal health (RMNH) services is critical to achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3: Good health and well-being and related maternal SDGs, such as SDG 1 and 2, which seek to eliminate poverty and hunger, respectively. The outbreak of Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) presented a double tragedy to the lives of women, neonates, and children in Kenya. Transmission prevention measures imposed by the Ministry of Health coupled with fear of contracting COVID-19 and social stigma disrupted access to basic RMNH services, thereby endangering the lives of pregnant women, mothers in labor, and newborns and threatening the gains already made towards achievement of SDG 3.1 and 3.2 on prevention of maternal and newborn mortality, respectively. A customized community model to facilitate access to RMNH services was required to not only reclaim the gains made, but also achieve SDG goals 2.1 and 3.2.

Use of MHealth to Strengthen and Support Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) Service Delivery Uptake during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Lesotho 

The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic challenged different sectors to face disrupted health services and come up with innovative ways to deliver services to clients through electronic systems. mothers2mothers (m2m) introduced peer support via a phone app (PvP) to monitor, support, and improve clients' lives. m2m's frontline workers were able to connect with their clients via phone. They used mHealth tools to improve access, retention, follow-up, and monitoring of patients even in remote and industrial areas ...

Room: 2.41-2.43 International Maternal Newborn Health Conference 2023 information@imnhc.org
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Development of a Community-Centred Model for Reclaiming Community Reproductive, Maternal, and Neonatal Health in the Context of the COVID-19 Era in Kenya

Access to reproductive, maternal, and neonatal health (RMNH) services is critical to achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3: Good health and well-being and related maternal SDGs, such as SDG 1 and 2, which seek to eliminate poverty and hunger, respectively. The outbreak of Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) presented a double tragedy to the lives of women, neonates, and children in Kenya. Transmission prevention measures imposed by the Ministry of Health coupled with fear of contracting COVID-19 and social stigma disrupted access to basic RMNH services, thereby endangering the lives of pregnant women, mothers in labor, and newborns and threatening the gains already made towards achievement of SDG 3.1 and 3.2 on prevention of maternal and newborn mortality, respectively. A customized community model to facilitate access to RMNH services was required to not only reclaim the gains made, but also achieve SDG goals 2.1 and 3.2.


Use of MHealth to Strengthen and Support Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) Service Delivery Uptake during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Lesotho 

The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic challenged different sectors to face disrupted health services and come up with innovative ways to deliver services to clients through electronic systems. mothers2mothers (m2m) introduced peer support via a phone app (PvP) to monitor, support, and improve clients' lives. m2m's frontline workers were able to connect with their clients via phone. They used mHealth tools to improve access, retention, follow-up, and monitoring of patients even in remote and industrial areas. This analysis investigates the usefulness of technology during the COVID-19 pandemic in reaching m2m clients in order to retain them in care and monitor them while they are still at their homes


Feasibility and Acceptability of Integrating Mobile Phone SMS into Antenatal, Maternity, Postnatal, and Preschool Consultations to Improve Mothers' Access to Health Information in the COVID-19 Context: Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial in Lubumbashi 

Our objective was to assess the feasibility and acceptability of integrating SMS into antenatal, maternity, postnatal, and preschool consultations to improve mothers' access to health information in the context of COVID-19.


A Blended Learning Approach to Improve the Quality of Integrated HIV, TB, and Malaria Services during Antenatal and Postnatal Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs): A Feasibility Study 

The blended learning (BL) approach to training health care professionals is increasingly adopted in many countries because of high costs and disruption to service delivery in the light of severe human resource shortage in low-resource settings. The COVID-19 pandemic increased the urgency to identify alternatives to traditional face-to-face (f2f) education approach. A four-day f2f antenatal care (ANC) and postnatal care (PNC) continuous professional development course (CPD) was repackaged into a three-part BL course: (1) self-directed learning (16 hours), (2) facilitated virtual sessions (2.5 hours over three days), and (3) two-day f2f sessions. This pilot study assessed the feasibility and acceptability of implementing a BL course for quality improvement of integrated HIV, TB, and malaria services during ANC and PNC


Development of a Community-Centred Model for Reclaiming Community Reproductive, Maternal, and Neonatal Health in the Context of the COVID-19 Era in Kenya
Single Abstract 09:10 AM - 10:25 AM (Africa/Johannesburg) 2023/05/11 07:10:00 UTC - 2023/05/11 08:25:00 UTC
COVID-19
Strengthening Quality of Care
Innovative Tools and Strategies
Presenters Miriam Carole Atieno Wagoro
Senior Lecturer And Coordinator Of Research Programs, Department Of Nursing Sciences, University Of Nairobi, Kenya
Use of MHealth to Strengthen and Support Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) Service Delivery Uptake during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Lesotho
Single Abstract 09:10 AM - 10:25 AM (Africa/Johannesburg) 2023/05/11 07:10:00 UTC - 2023/05/11 08:25:00 UTC
COVID-19
Innovative Tools and Strategies
Presenters Pelaelo Motanyane
Program Officer, Mothers2mothers
Co-authors
MN
Mamakamane Nyapisi
Senior Program Manager , Mothers2mothers
MM
Mojalefa Mosoeu
SI & Monitoring & Evaluation Manager, Mothers2mothers
MM
Moeti Moleko
User Inter Dvlpt &Ops Specialist, Mothers2mothers
NK
Nakululombe Kwendeni
Senior Technical Advisor, Mothers2mothers, Cape Town, South Africa
PC
Petronella Chirawu
Senior Program Officer, Technical- RMNCAH, Mothers2mothers
MM
Mpolokeng Mohloai
Country Director, Mothers2mothers
Feasibility and Acceptability of Integrating Mobile Phone SMS into Antenatal, Maternity, Postnatal, and Preschool Consultations to Improve Mothers' Access to Health Information in the COVID-19 Context: Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial in Lubumbashi
Single Abstract 09:10 AM - 10:25 AM (Africa/Johannesburg) 2023/05/11 07:10:00 UTC - 2023/05/11 08:25:00 UTC
COVID-19
Innovative Tools and Strategies
Strengthening Quality of Care
Presenters
AN
Abel Ntambue Mukengeshayi
Professor, Université De Lubumbashi
Co-authors
AM
Angèle Musau Nkola
Professor, Université De Lubumbashi
FM
Françoise Malonga Kaj
Professor, Université De Lubumbashi
JM
Joris Michielsen
Professor, Institut Of Tropical Medicine/Antwerp
BC
Bart Criel
Professor, Institut Of Tropical Medicine/Antwerp
A Blended Learning Approach to Improve the Quality of Integrated HIV, TB, and Malaria Services during Antenatal and Postnatal Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs): A Feasibility Study
Single Abstract 09:10 AM - 10:25 AM (Africa/Johannesburg) 2023/05/11 07:10:00 UTC - 2023/05/11 08:25:00 UTC
COVID-19
Strengthening Quality of Care
Health Systems and Workforce
Presenters Alice Ladur
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine
Co-authors
FM
Florence Mgawadere
Senior Research Associate, Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine
EK
Elizabeth Kumah
Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine
Uzochukwu Egere
Senior Research Associate, Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine
MR
Marion Ravit
Senior Research Associate, LSTM
CM
Christopher Murray
Research Associate, Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine
SW
Sarah White
Senior Biostatistician, Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine
HM
Hauwa Mohammed
Country Director, Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine Nigeria Office
RM
Rael Mutai
Regional Technical Advisor, Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine
LN
Lucy Nyaga
Country Director, Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine
LK
Leonard Katalambula
Head Department Of Public Health, University Of Dodoma
RB
Rukia Bakar
Lecturer, The State University Of Zanzibar
Charles A Ameh
HoD International Public Health/ Professor , Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine
Postdoctoral Research Associate
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Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Professor
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Université de Lubumbashi
Program officer
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mothers2mothers
Senior lecturer and coordinator of research programs, Department of Nursing Sciences
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University of Nairobi, Kenya
Dr. Enyi Etiaba
Lecturer/Researcher
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University of Nigeria, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Science and Technology
Dr. Charlotte Warren
Senior Research Associate MNH
,
Population Council
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