Registered in Canada.
Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Parent & Family Engagement, Sexual and Reproductive Health and 6 MoreSEE ALL
Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Parent & Family Engagement, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Mental Health, Gender Equity, Data/Analytics, AI, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity and Soft or Life SkillsSEE LESS
In the Philippines, 1 in every 10 girls is already a mother. When a girl gets pregnant, they often don't realize it and they don't know what to do next. They don't know how to tell their family and teachers, when to go to the doctor and how to take care of themselves while expecting, and what to expect from the father of their child, and how to get help for medical expenses.
ParentUp makes the process of getting additional information and support more comfortable and convenient with a mobile service that connects teen moms with nurses and volunteer parents. Through 1:1 confidential chats on SMS, the most pervasive communication channel to teen girls in the Philippines, we provide maternal and newborn health information and non-judgmental support.
- Moms are sent weekly automated SMS messages based on theirpregnancy and postpartum stages.
- Post-partum depression (PPD) screening questions are asked at specific milestones postpartum, and when moms exhibit risk behaviours.
- Moms can text, message, and call for questions on maternal and newborn health, and service providers. Health professionals (e.g.nurses) will respond.
|New Implemented Countries||Philippines|
|Recruit||3 board members, 1 advisor|
|New Feature||Data and analytics on usage and integration with SDG indicators|
Regnard has prior experience in 2 startups and has over 15 years’ experience in the digital space. He has worked with small and large organizations in executing design, research, and development for a variety of web and mobile apps. He has an MBA and recently completed the Strategy and Innovation executive program at MIT. Liza developed expertise in data science and analytics, IT security, and project management while working at Procter & Gamble and the Royal Bank of Canada. She was also a fellow at the School for Social Entrepreneurs. Liza has an MS degree in Data Science and Analytics from Ryerson University, where she developed a predictive model that assesses a person's risk of depression based on social media posts.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN