Updated Nov 05, 2019

Teheca

Teheca helps connect new and expectant parent/mothers to nurses for in home postnatal care and support while creating employment opportunities for nurses.

https://teheca.com

Ruyonga Daniel

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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

We have a product on market with at least 5 weekly paying care requests, 50 weekly active users on Teheca app and over 50 nurses available to provide care services to the mothers. We have over 1000 app installs on Google Play.

Focus Areas:

Sexual and Reproductive Health, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Economic Empowerment and 3 MoreSEE ALL

Sexual and Reproductive Health, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Economic Empowerment, Health Systems, Prevention & Vaccination and YouthSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Uganda

UgandaSEE LESS

50,000
Lives Impacted to Date
1
Country Implemented In
20,000
Customers
4
Employees
$23,500
Funds Raised to Date
Verified Funding
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Problem

Each year at least 1.16 million newborns die in sub-Saharan Africa within the first 28 days of life yet more than two thirds of these infants could be saved with low cost, low tech action. With over 80% of postnatal care happening outside the hospital settings, hospitals lack an efficient and convenient way to followup mothers so as to timely identify life threatening complication in between postnatal visits.

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Solution

Through simple mobile applications like USSD and SMS the team at Teheca is educating mothers about of the importance of postnatal care and carrying out remote followup and diagnosis through chat and sms to allow for timely identification of complications.

We send free sms reminders to mothers about postnatal days and creating accessibility to postnatal care services through in home care and group sessions.

Target Beneficiaries

Teheca aims to serve mothers and youth in low income urban and peri-urban areas of major cities in developing countries. There is a high rise of slum areas in urban cities of developing countries due to the high youth unemployment rates who migrate to urban centres in such of employment opportunities,which in turn rises the need to create accessibility to the major needs postnatal care services for youth mothers in these area who come in such for jobs in the urban centres.

Mission and Vision

Mission

To increase uptake of postnatal care services through availing useful maternal health information, products and services so as to reduce high mortality rates of mothers and newborns in developing countries.

Our Purpose

To avail useful maternal health information, products and postnatal care services to mothers of all social classes.
Vision:

To become the one stop centre for all maternal health care needs for mothers in developing countries..

Innovation Description

Our solutions steps from the recommendation of the World Health organisation, "the use of low cost and low tech solutions to reduce high mortality rate in developing countries", Through use of interactive sms platform we are enabling an easy automated and seamless followup process for hospitals without the need to hire extra staff.

Competitive Advantage

Our innovation integrates into existing health care system and technology solutions that mothers use on a day to day basis, this give us an advantage of fast to implement and no learning curve. Automation helps reduce cost for hospital staff and let them focus on providing the care as we handle the followup of mothers.

Planned Goals and Milestones

Complementing of Beta version of Teheca mobile and web platforms and execute our go to market strategies.
We shall also embark on signing up partner hospitals and conducting beta test with the users on beta list
Funding Goal250,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted600,000
New Implemented CountriesKenya, Tanzania, South Sudan
Recruit2 Health Care Administrators, 2 Software Engineers, 2 Business Development and Marketing
New FeatureReleased Teheca parenting community in Teheca app to provide context relevant information to mothers seeking parenting and health care information.

The Team Behind the Innovation

Daniel is a full stack Software engineer, passionate about innovations in healthcare. Asha is graduate with Bsc Business Administration Oliver is a Public Health Officer with a passion for reducing disease burden in Uganda. She has 5 years experience in Home care Palliative care, Community care. Mildred is a Nursing Officer currently pursuing her Masters degree in Public Health worked in Reproductive Health Arena for the past four years with Marie Stopes Uganda

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN

Milestones

Oct 2019
May 2019
In the News
TITLETeheca featured on Google IO'19
ORGANIZATIONGoogleGoogle
as part of
Google IO'19
Jun 2018
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
May 2016
New Product or Service
Teheca postnatal care services
Jan 2016
Created
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Uganda

Supporting Materials

Tehecca-pitch-deck-orientation-null.pdf