Only 17% of mothers received basic maternal and fetal health interventions in low-income countries. Inteleos is a global non-profit focused on reducing mortality by training midwives and clinical officers in Africa in the use of ultrasound, creating a pipeline of women taking care of women through “train the trainer” programs. They hope to reduce maternal mortality in Kenya by 10% in five years.
Inteleos asked KIN for guidance on developing a sustainable finance model to train midwives in ultrasound so they can achieve their goal in Kenya and expand. (Catalyze Session)
Knowledge Partners provided ideas in capacity-building funding and how to put a micro-finance economic model in place that ensures long-term sustainability. They also touched on ways to support training of clinicians and how to ensure device manufacturers have a sustainable program to have the most up to date devices. This will enable Inteleos to improve maternal fetal outcomes through diagnostic ultrasound in Kenya and ultimately branch out to the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa, Native American Tribal Lands, the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia.