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Maternal & Child Healthcare

Mobile data collection has been proven to aid the maternal and child health sector. Research has shown it to increase antenatal care by 41% and improve facility delivery rates by over 100%. Programs featuring mobile data collection have also seen family members participate more in antenatal care, with husbands engaging 60% and mothers-in-law 110% more often than in paper-based programs.

Organizations are using mobile data collection platforms to digitize the partograph and IMCI to allow programs to keep track of pregnancies and clinic visits, diagnose any issues from data collected, and offer advice to mothers and their families on what to expect faster and more accurately than ever before.

More projects on CommCare are focused on maternal and child health than any other sector. In fact, our platform registers one in every 110 pregnancies worldwide.

Benefits of Mobile Data Collection in Maternal & Child Healthcare

Case sharing enables users to send medical information directly to referral facilities and improve lines of communication between field and clinical work.

Mobile apps can support online and offline data collection, facilitate record keeping, and generate easily shareable reports for community health workers.

Digital forms improve protocol adherence for community health workers and help to identify symptoms in mothers and children requiring emergency care.

Training manuals and behavior change communication materials are integrated within the app, ensuring easy access to accurate information.

Mobile applications eliminate the need for paper medical records by storing medical information for each woman and child registered through the app.

Multimedia allows pregnant women and mothers to listen to messages in their own language or view culturally relevant visuals alongside their community health workers.

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Featured CommCare-Based Maternal & Healthcare Programs

Suaahara II: CommCare for Community-Based Maternal & Child Health | Nepal

The Suaahara II program, funded by USAID, aims to improve the nutritional status of pregnant women and children under two in Nepal. It focuses on enhancing health and nutrition services, promoting ideal household practices, ensuring access to nutritious foods, and improving nutrition governance through social and behavior change communication and digital platforms.


Terre des hommes: Integrated eDiagnostic Approach for Child Health | Burkina Faso

Terre des hommes collaborated with Dimagi to develop the Electronic Register of Consultations (REC), a tablet-based application. Utilizing Dimagi’s CommCare platform, the REC enhances nurses’ adherence to IMCI protocols and improves the quality of care through decision support and case management capabilities. Over 4,000 community health workers across 729 clinics use the REC to treat approximately 200,000 children monthly. The program’s success has led to its transition to Ministry of Health ownership.

Learn how CommCare helps programs around the world

More than 2000 projects across 80 countries rely on CommCare for their mobile data collection and reporting needs


“We are ready to design applications that are everything from simple and straightforward to those with challenging and unique designs and use cases.”

- Ted Barlow, President

Sehgal Foundation

“CommCare gave us the ability to control the experience of our fieldbased data collectors, which drastically reduced human error.”

- Bhawna Mangla, Senior Research Associate

Let There Be Light International

“Thank you for helping us to gather data, refine programming, and spread the message about our impact in fighting global climate change and extreme poverty.”

- Sarah Baird, Executive Director



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