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Commitment description:

MOMcare is an initiative from PharmAccess Foundation that entitles pregnant women in Kenya and Tanzania to a Care Bundle for antenatal, delivery and postnatal care at designated facilities. The mothers are enrolled into a (partly) subsidized health insurance program and use the mobile platform M-TIBA to ‘check in’ and ‘pay’ at a clinic. Nudges, reminders for checkups and rewards improve commitment on the side of the patient, while providers receive financial rewards for positive outcomes at the end of the journey.

Care Bundles are an alternate model for healthcare designed to improve patient outcomes and quality of care. By digitalizing the patient’s experience via their mobile phone, care visits and experiences can be tracked, addressing market failures and fragmented funding. During a first visit, the patient and provider agree on the necessary ‘journey’—the entire care continuum for a condition or medical event. Valuable data is then collected during each touch point of the journey, data that helps providers measure and continuously improve the quality of their services.

Mode of engagement:
  • Programmatic action
    MOMcare entitles pregnant women in Kenya and Tanzania to pregnancy care, utilizing the mobile health platform M-TIBA to pay for the carepath and track the pregnancy journey to provide better and more efficient and effective care.
Commitment to be actioned in: Africa
Submitted from: Africa
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Thematic area
Achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health as a part of universal health coverage (UHC)
Commitment category

(4) Access for all adolescents and youth, especially girls, to comprehensive and age-responsive information, education and adolescent-friendly comprehensive, quality and timely services to be able to make free and informed decisions and choices about their sexuality and reproductive lives, to adequately protect themselves from unintended pregnancies, all forms of sexual and  gender-based violence and harmful practices, sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS, to facilitate a safe transition into adulthood.