Women-by-Women Project: A Catalyst for SDG 3.1
Project Title: Leveraging Digital Technology for Women’s Healthcare in Africa
Proposed by: Africa Health and Economic Transformation Initiative (AHETI)
AHETI is thrilled to introduce the “Women-by-Women Project,” a strategic initiative poised to accelerate the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3.1. This goal focuses on reducing the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births by 2030. By harnessing digital technology in sister-run hospitals, we aim to revolutionize women’s healthcare in Africa, directly contributing to the well-being of mothers and the health of future generations.
- Remote Consultations & EMR: Establishing remote consultations and electronic medical records management systems.
- Health Education & Awareness: Promoting health education and awareness through innovative digital platforms.
- “Know Your Blood, Save Lives” Campaign: A key initiative to encourage blood type testing, vital during pregnancy and childbirth.
Addressing the Challenge
Confronting Africa’s disproportionate contribution to global maternal deaths, our project seeks to mitigate this through effective, quality healthcare interventions, highlighting our commitment to SDG 3.1. We are responding to the critical need for accessible and high-quality healthcare to combat the high maternal mortality rates in Africa, with a focus on areas affected by conflict and scarcity of medical resources.
- Digital Health Initiatives: Implementing the “Know Your Blood, Save Lives” campaign.
- Community Outreach: Facilitating educational sessions and blood type testing drives.
- Training & Infrastructure: Establishing testing centers and enhancing the technological capabilities of healthcare facilities.
- Improved Health Outcomes: Marked improvements in maternal health and emergency response capabilities.
- Empowered Women: Providing women with essential health information for informed decision-making.
Initial project implementation will focus on Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia, with the goal of creating scalable models for broader regional application.
Funding & Support
Budget Allocation: $250,000 over 2 years (2023-2025), encompassing project implementation, technology and infrastructure, training, partnerships, data collection, and addressing non-communicable diseases.
This great initiative is supported by the Hilton Foundation
We invite you to join us in this transformative endeavor to improve women’s health in Africa. For more information or to support our mission, please contact:
Fr Charles B. Chilufya, S.J. Africa Health and Economic Transformation Initiative (AHETI)