Updated Oct 21, 2019

Harnessing mHealth for Improved Fistula Awareness and Referral

Elimika is a free, interactive voice response (IVR) platform raising awareness about obstetric fistula, its causes, and treatment options to increase community health education, reduce stigma, and encourage all women to seek treatment earlier.


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Stage 5: Scaling

The Elimika platform is fully operational and receives calls from all regions of Tanzania. CCBRT looks forward to expanding Elimika's reach with further advertising and outreach as it continues to scale up.

Focus Areas:

Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Health Systems

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Mission and Vision

CCBRT's mission is to become a healthcare social enterprise serving the community and the most vulnerable with accessible, specialised services and development programmes. Elimika is a step forward in providing that level and accessibiltiy of care to women with obstetric fistula.

Innovation Description

As a result of health inequalities created by poverty, up to 21,400 Tanzanian women currently live with obstetric fistula(1), with an estimated 3,000 more developing the condition each year(2). More than 85% of these women lose their baby in childbirth(3). Due to social stigma, limited knowledge of available treatment and the condition itself, affected women are often rejected by their communities and live in isolation, making their identification and referral for treatment a major challenge.


Mar 2018
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TITLEHarnessing mhealth for improved fistula awareness and referral
Maternal Newborn and Child Health
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