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Collaborative Community-Based Technology to Improve Maternal and Child Health in Senegal

To increase demand for and access to quality maternal and neonatal services for women living in hard to reach areas of Senegal, Africare is proposing to develop an innovative model that integrates community based support services (Maternal Care Support Groups/MCSG) with mobile and telemedicine platforms. This innovative technology platform, combined with community services, will bring prenatal care services closer to 303,920 women in rural Senegal, allowing for early detection of potential problems and their quick referral to centers equipped to manage emergency obstetric care. The MCSGs will be used to deter the cultural practice of hiding pregnancy status till late in the second semester and reduce delays in seeking prenatal care.

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