Partnering with the government to improve maternal health with Nick Pearson and Sathy Rajasekharan of Jacaranda Health

Dispatches from the 2022 Global Digital Health Forum  |  22 minutes

Jonathan Jackson sits down with Jacaranda Health’s co-executive directors Nick Pearson & Sathy Rajasekharan at the Global Digital Health Forum, to discuss challenges and learnings along their journey to impact in maternal and child health in Kenya.

Some topics covered in this conversation include:

  • Navigating a major pivot as a digital health organization from running private health centers to partnering with governments to support gaps in maternal and newborn care
  • Maximizing impact by improving communication with moms through a digital platform called Prompts
  • Scaling capacity & exploring peer learning through a mentorship program for healthcare providers
  • Amplifying the voices of Moms in the health system and closing service delivery gaps through feedback loops
  • Implementing machine learning - the benefits and challenges

Jacaranda Health partners with governments to deploy affordable and scalable solutions through government hospitals, where the majority of underserved mothers and babies receive care. In Kenya, they work with the National Ministry of Health and with 20 Kenyan County Governments, with solutions deployed across 1,100+ hospitals and health centers.

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