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Why NurseConnect

  • Improve the nurses' maternal and newborn clinical knowledge,
  • Improve the quality of care delivered by nurses within health facilities,
  • Provide the clinical staff with professional and psycho-social support ,
  • Improve the clinical knowledge of nurses and their adherence to protocols.


How it works

  1. Registration: Using a simple USSD menu, a midwife or nurse is asked to provide a few pieces of information, including her facility code, in order to sign up to receive free weekly messages.
  2. Messaging: Once registered, every nurse or midwife working in maternal health, child health or family planning in public health facilities will receive free weekly SMS messages relating to maternal & child health & family planning.
  3. Mobile Website: Nurses can also access a mobile website with a longer form version of the SMS content set, as well as additional learning resources. These resources include a mix of articles and interactive learning resources sourced from existing content repositories.


MomConnect and NurseConnect Statistics

MomConnect figures 03/09/2017
1 Cumulative total of public subscriptions using the code: *134*550# 364 860
2 Cumulative total of CHW identified subscriptions using the code *134*550*3# 36 121
3 Cumulative total of clinic registrations using the code: *134*550*2# 1 530 990
4 Cumulative total of facilities with at least one registration 4 648
5 Total number of unique cellphone numbers 1 770 988
6 Total number of opt outs received 144 660

NurseConnect figures 03/09/2017
1 Total Registrations 19 254
1.1 National 9
1.2 Province 1,090
1.3 Facility 18 155
2 Facilities with at least one registration 2 935
3 Total Number of Opt-outs 411