Update on introducing JamboMama! in Bunda

The Bunda District and Mara Regional Medical Authorities have approved the JamboMama! app as a tool for their maternal and newborn care outreach to isolated villages in the district. But the Ministry of Health also has to approve the project.

In narrow collaboration with SAHFA, all throughout the end-of year recess, our Bunda project coordinator, Bernadetha Francis, has further fine-tuned the project document for immediate submission to the Ministry of Health for approval.

Awaiting formal approval, we start by introducing the app in its mock version so that users will practice and comment on content. Our software developers and technicians can thus already work on fine-tuning the app to this real life public and users can acquire the minimum digital literacy they need.

We shall also use that start-up period to test the Internet coverage and the technical, digital environment and work on further improving it with mobile communication service providers present in the area. This is what we are working at right now in our backstopping and advisory work with the Bunda implementing partner.

SAHFA treasurer Marcel Vos and SAHFA president Laetitia van Haren, as well as a representative of the software firm will present the app and the project during the three planned introduction meetings in March. Bernadetha Francis will organise, coordinate and facilitate those meetings.

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