Stage 4: Transition to Scale
We have launched 2 major pilots in different communities in the Philippines, and have impacted the lives of over 100 families to date and we are currently setting up a new pilot community to validate specific health outcomes.
Parent & Family Engagement, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Gender Equity and 1 MoreSEE ALL
Parent & Family Engagement, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Gender Equity and Mental HealthSEE LESS
Funds Raised to Date
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.
ParentUpmakes 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.
We aim to support teenage and young first-time mothers in low-income communities in the Philippines
Mission and Vision
Our mission is to improve the quality of lives of families all over the world with the use of technolgy.
Our vision is to establish ParentUp as the preferred service for families while keeping our uncompromising principles as we grow.
- 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.
Our service is unique in that we provide reliable and up-to-date health information in a non-judgmental way, to mothers facing this very delicate stage in their lives. We are also available 24/7 at no cost to low-income families.
Planned Goals and Milestones
We are set to launch our second pilot location in Metro Manila.
|New Implemented Countries||Philippines|
|Recruit||3 board members, 1 advisor|
|New Feature||Other organizations can opt to use platform|
The Team Behind the Innovation
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