What has been the impact of your solution to date?
We are proposing this innovation as a new intervention to support awareness raising of our current programs implemented in Mozambique. We plan to have a large impact that will be scalable within the country and provide international evidence of the successes and challenges we face implementing this program.
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
Over the next two years, approximately 12,000 women in six districts in two provinces of Mozambique (Montepuez, Chiúre, and Ancuabe districts of Cabo Delgado, and the Nampula, Ribaue, and Memba districts of Nampula) will be notified of at least one community health event relevant to their needs, either via direct SMS or through a community stakeholder who received an SMS. Examples include notifications for immunization days, mobile clinic visits, and local HIV counseling and testing opportunities. Notifying women of these events will increase their attendance, improve their health outcomes, and maximize the resources invested in community healthcare outreach.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
Some women may not own a cell phone, or may not be literate. In order to address this, Pathfinder will enroll not only women and adolescents in this program, but also community health stakeholders (including community leaders, members of community health committees, and community health workers). This will ensure that key actors at the community level receive the messages and pass them along to women who either do not have access to a cell phone or who could not read a text. Additionally, messages will also be designed to ensure privacy and cultural acceptability.
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
At six months, focus group discussions with community leaders, community health committees, community health workers, and women
Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone
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