In Kenya, pregnant women continue to experience challenges in attaining the required minimum four antenatal care (4 ANC) visits and having institutional delivery with skilled birth attendance (SBA). In 2018, the Kenya Health and Information Systems (KHIS) reported that only 49% of pregnant women completed
4 ANC visits and 65% had institutional deliveries. Data from Kuresoi South and North sub-counties in Nakuru County, indicate low performance compared to national statistics as 22% and 41% of pregnant women accessed 4th ANC and SBA services, respectively. Studies suggest that mHealth systems significantly improve essential services uptake during pregnancy and after birth via health tips and appointment reminders.
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