Group ANC Model Design

Conceptualisation of an Antenatal Care Model in Uganda and Kenya
Year: 2016-2018
Where: Bududa and Mbale, Uganda & Kakamega, Kenya
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Working together with Management Sciences for Health (MSH), M4ID designs a contextually adapted group antenatal care model and curriculum in Ugandan and Kenyan communities.

Antenatal care (ANC) has traditionally been provided on a one-on-one basis. However, in recent years group antenatal care models have emerged as a promising approach to deliver care during pregnancy.

Working together with Management Sciences for Health (MSH), M4ID designed a contextually adapted Group ANC model and curriculum, designed on the needs of communities in Mbale and Bududa, Uganda in 2016.

In developing the model, the project team has, through a human centred design approach, identified the ANC client and care provider needs and preferences, and co-designed and tested curriculum and training materials.

In 2017 MSH asked M4ID to help customise a group antenatal care model for Kenya using a human-centred design approach. This project, carrying the name Lea Mimba, is an adaptation of the Ugandan model to the Kenyan context.