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Wednesday, May 17 • 12:30 - 13:15
Digital Partograph LIMITED

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The World Health Organization (WHO) developed a paper-based Partograph, which is the single most used tool for monitoring labor and reducing labor complications in developing countries. The Partograph facilitates the tracking of maternal condition, fetal condition and cervical dilation versus the time during labor. If the tool is used correctly, it can be useful in early detection of serious maternal and fetal complications during labor, especially in rural areas, where access to adequate medical facilities is a challenge.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 800 women die every day due to pregnancy and childbirth complications and 73% of all global maternal deaths are because of direct obstetric causes. In a study recently done in Kenya, 88.2% of the 1057 evaluated patient records contained a Partograph and only 23.8% of these forms had been filled in correctly. This is something very common for developing countries where lack of training and continuing education, worsened by limited resources, represent serious barriers to effective Partograph use.

With the high growth of technology innovation particularly the use of mobile phones in delivering health services within health facilities, Save the Children International Kenya programme is working to address the challenges associated with the use of paper-based partograph system and has developed a digital mobile-based partograph system. The system provides real-time decision making in monitoring of the labor process and triggers the appropriate interventions. It is being piloted in 15 health facilities in Bungoma County, Kenya.

Join us while we take you through the exciting game-changing project in kenya that seeks to contribute in reducing labor related deaths.


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avatar for Michael Asiyo

Michael Asiyo

IT Manager, Save the Children
Michael Asiyo is an IT professional currently working as an IT Manager at Save the Children International Kenya Programme. His career path has largely been focused on Information Technology (IT) management, system administration and deployment of new technology innovations in pro... Read More →
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Owen Onyango

Monitoring Evaluation Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Officer, Save the Children
Owen has been an implementer for the use of M-Health among Community Health Volunteers in Western Kenya to deliver key MNH messages in a bid to reduce mortality rates. He has worked with diverse communities and health care workers using a variety of android based applications to... Read More →



Wednesday May 17, 2017 12:30 - 13:15
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