Updated on November 17, 2023

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Created on August 2, 2019

Teheca Prepared Mama Bag

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This kit contains the necessary supplies for a safe birth.

Developed By
  1. Teheca Limited
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Product Description

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.

Target Countries

Uganda

Target SDGs

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Market Suggested Retail Price

$17.50

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Community, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Teheca Limited, Ugandan Ministry of Health

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include Janma Clean Birth Kit.

Manufacturing/Building Method

The kit is put together by Teheca Limited, a company based in Uganda.

Intellectural Property Type

Open Source

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

Unknown

Guide type provided

Manual for family preparedness

Shelf life (years)

Unknown

Six 'cleans' covered (Y/N)

Yes

Surgical components

Surgical blades, surgical gloves

Units per package

1

Design Specifications

The kit is packaged in a locally made bag and includes: Cotton wool Surgical blade Cord ties Surgical gloves 2 plastic sheets Soap Diaper

Product Schematics

Technical Support

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.

Replacement Components

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.

Lifecycle

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

Unknown

Safety

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

Unknown

Evaluation methods

Unknown

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