Grant to HORUWO

Awarded on 3 Nov 2014

Hope for Rural Women (HORUWO)

Uganda

Health education, Information and Communication Technology, Reproductive health care

Grant amount £6,500.00

Indigo is delighted to announce a grant of £6,500 to Hope for Rural Women Uganda. Over the coming months, HORUWO will be implementing an mhealth project aimed at reducing maternal and infant mortality and increasing antenatal and postnatal care. Mobiles will be used to equip women with knowledge and information on pregnancy, birth and care of their children. The idea is to equip women with information directly and to challenge dangerous cultural practices that could harm women or their children. Information will be sent to their phones in both text and picture formats and will deal with issues such as safe birth practices, malaria control, the importance of postnatal checkups and general advice on sexual and reproductive health. HORWO aim to reach 700 pregnant women and 3000 adolescents in schools across Maliba Bugoye and Rukoki counties.

Please note that, with regret, this project did not come to fruition.