Our Impact Health Project Aims At Reducing Maternal Mortality, Morbidity – HACEY Initiative

HACEY Health Initiative

*presents multi-million Naira worth of medical kit, tools to Oyo Govt

By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Co founder HACEY Health Initiative, Mr Isaiah Owolabi on Wednesday disclosed that the body is out with its “Impact Health Project” to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity .
Mr Owolabi stated this in Ibadan at the presentation of multi-million naira worth of medical kit and tools to the Oyo State government through the Primary Healthcare Board under the “Impact Health Project”, 
He stated that HACEY initiative is determined to achieve this by  improving reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health (RMNCH) service provision in tertiary, secondary and primary health institutions and local as well as helping pregnant women in the fight against malaria.
Mr Owolabi said  the “Impact Health project is a health intervention of Hacey Health Initiative, supported by our partners: Intellectual Property and Research Development (IPRD) solutions and Argusoft, aimed to reduce maternal health services provision, improving health date collection and management system towards providing accurate evidence to inform policy formations and improving quality of service.
“The Impact Health Platform comprises mobile and web enabled applications which am to improve coverage and quality of healthcare delivery, supervision, support and motivation for providers, especially in hard to reach communities”, he said.
Mr Owolabi added, ” the goal of the Impact Health Project is to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity by improving reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health (RMNCH) service provision in tertiary, secondary and primary health institutions and local communities by employing the use of digital and mobile health (mHealth) technology.
The Co founder stressed “Hacey Health Initiative’s Impact health project has supported in the collection of health information across 21 local governments in the state, covering over 60,000 households using the Family Health Survey mobile application”.
Mr Owolabi said further ” we have also trained 350 health workers and officials across 95 primary healthcare centres (PHCs) in the implementing LGAs on the use of the Quick ANC application for the administration and capturing of IPTp-SP and malaria rapid diagnostic tests.
The Project Lead, Hacey Health Initiative, Kemi Omole said the organisation has “always been particular about increasing the life, livelihood of children and mothers, girls and women and this is no exception” adding, ” so, anything at all that helps to improve the maternal health outcomes is what we always venture into and this is like an opportunity for us to do that as we have always do.”
On the choice of Oyo state for the donation, Omole said “we have had a long standing relationship with Oyo State going back to about 13years, we have several projects that we have been implementing here and I think it also has to do with the kind of receptiveness we get here.

“The state government welcomes people and we don’t get that harsh treatment. At times you go to some states and the kind of reception you get is not good enough but Oyo state has been very receptive to us.”

The items donated include 30,000 dose of IPTp-SP (Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy using sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine) and 10,000 Malaria rapid diagnostic test (RDT) kits, to promote the prevention of malaria in pregnancy.
Others items include 275 android smartphones to Oyo State Ministry of health for improving maternal health response aside from training of 370 health workers at the primary healthcare centres across the state.


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