Region: Africa | Country : Burkina Faso

Executive Summary

MOS@N is a nonprofit initiative that seeks to reduce mother and infant mortality through improved access to treatment, as well as reduce the number of people living with HIV (PLHIV) who drop out of receiving treatment by providing accessible treatment and targeted health information using mobile phones. The pilot project was launched in the district of Nouna in rural Burkina Faso on 9 January 2013 and completed on 28 February 2017. It piloted the use of mobile devices to improve the use of health care services by pregnant women, sending voice medical appointment reminders and health advice to “godmothers,” who act as community relays to follow up with pregnant women in their respective villages. In 26 villages, served by five different primary healthcare centers, MOS@N brings together various stakeholders, including pregnant women, godmothers, rural primary healthcare centers (PHCs), health workers, technicians, and public health researchers.

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