The Teheca Prepared Mama Bag is a safe birth kit that has the required items for safe and clean delivery. Mothers can purchase the birth kit and bring it to the hospital.
SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being
Market Suggested Retail Price
Target Users (Target Impact Group)
Community, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
Teheca Limited, Ugandan Ministry of Health
Direct competitors include Janma Clean Birth Kit.
The kit is put together by Teheca Limited, a company based in Uganda.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
The kit can be purchased through the Teheca website. The Ugandan government funds the production of MAAMA kits to be provided free to mothers who deliver at government facilities.
Distributions to Date Status
Guide type provided
Manual for family preparedness
Shelf life (years)
Six 'cleans' covered (Y/N)
Surgical blades, surgical gloves
Units per package
The kit is packaged in a locally made bag and includes: Cotton wool Surgical blade Cord ties Surgical gloves 2 plastic sheets Soap Diaper
Teheca provides a number of support services including: Maternal Health Education, Pre and Post Natal care days SMS Reminders, TeleMedicine Services, and Micro-cluster postnatal services. The company can also be contacted here.
The Prepared Mama Plus can be purchased for 27 USD and contains additional components, including: gauze, normal Saline water, a cotton towel, an extra pairs of gloves, a pack of diapers, and baby receivers.
Most of the products in the kit can only be used once, as they are disposable. The multipurpose bag can be used as a light baby bag after delivery.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
The company aims to increase uptake of postnatal care services through their products and services.
Vetted Performance Status
This kit is designed to increase safety and cleanliness during delivery. However the kit is not designed to replace a doctor or midwife's care. Mothers should still seek medical assistance for delivery.
Complementary Technical Systems
Prepared Mama Plus
Academic Research and References
There is no academic research on the Teheca kit at this time.
The International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics has the following article on safe birth kits:
Gerein, N., Mayhew, S., Lubben, M., 2003, A Framework for a New Approach to Antenatal Care, International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 80(2), pp. 175–182.
Compliance with regulations