World health organization estimates that more than half a million women lose their lives in the process of reproduction worldwide every year and most of these mortalities are avoidable if mothers have access to maternal health care services.

Antenatal care (ANC) is a key strategy to improve maternal and infant health. However, data from sub-Saharan Africa indicates that women often only initiate ANC after the first trimester, and those are the ones in the urban areas. In rural areas 90% of the mothers never get access to antenatal health care throughout their pregnancy.
This all shows that access to antenatal health care for expectant others in Africa is still quite low and is an issue that has to be addressed if we are to achieve the targets of the Third Sustainable Development Goal, “Ensure healthy living and promote well-being for all at all ages”.
The reason why most mothers don’t go for these checkups is because of the long lines at the understaffed clinics so people take ho...
World health organization estimates that more than half a million women lose their lives in the process of reproduction worldwide every year and most of these mortalities are avoidable if mothers have access to maternal health care services.

Antenatal care (ANC) is a key strategy to improve maternal and infant health. However, data from sub-Saharan Africa indicates that women often only initiate ANC after the first trimester, and those are the ones in the urban areas. In rural areas 90% of the mothers never get access to antenatal health care throughout their pregnancy.
This all shows that access to antenatal health care for expectant others in Africa is still quite low and is an issue that has to be addressed if we are to achieve the targets of the Third Sustainable Development Goal, “Ensure healthy living and promote well-being for all at all ages”.
The reason why most mothers don’t go for these checkups is because of the long lines at the understaffed clinics so people take hours before they are attended to.

Uganda as a country records an inadequate utilization of antenatal health care programs. A Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS) conducted in 2006 shows that on average, only 16% of women used the full content of antenatal care. Only 12% of women had a urine sample taken, 28% a blood sample taken, and 53% their blood pressure measured. Almost two-thirds of women (63%) took iron supplements, 77% had their weight measured, and 27% were given drugs for intestinal parasites.

Our solution called UriSAF is a combined hardware and software to speed up the testing of urine samples during urine analysis tests for diagnosis of Uterine Tract Infections (UTIs) with a special focus on pregnant mothers when they go for antenatal health care checkups, we further use machine learning trained algorithms to analyze the data to give a diagnosis and we are therefore empowering doctors and lab technicians attend to more patients. We enable more mothers get access to the essential urine tests carried out during antenatal health care because it does faster testing and diagnosis. With our machine learning algorithms, there will no longer be a need to wait long lines for a doctor to diagnose a patient who has had a test, diagnosis will be done instantaneously.
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