• Connectivity

    Connectivity
    TEMACC earnestly believes in collaboration and knowledge-sharing to bring about developmental changes. Our project is designed in active promotion of a collaborative network for all professionals committed to improving maternal and child health-care everywhere.
  • Equitable health care

    Equitable health care
    TEMACC is committed to facilitating fair and effective dissemination of information concerning maternal and child health-care to all families, regardless of educational level, socio-economic status, or location.
  • Technology Enabled

    Technology Enabled
    TEMACC harnesses the technology of mobile phones, satellite tablets and web-based systems for timely and reliable maternal and child heath-care information services. We employ contextualized participatory design methods in all our soft-wares for maximum usability.

TEMACC currently funded by the Austrian Government is a research project under Addis Ababa University which aims to explore the potential of information and communication technologies (ICT) for rural development particularly to improve healthcare access and quality for mothers and children in rural communities. It is an attempt to contribute to aspects of two of the sustainable development goals namely – SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages; and SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. It is an interdisciplinary effort by professionals from the ICT fields together with specialists from public health and medicine.

 The major outcomes for the community from this research project are

  • creation and utilization of cultural links to positively deliver good health environments;
  • software-mediated access to information which enables and empowers health professionals to discharge their duties more efficiently and effectively;
  • increased participation of traditionally excluded or disadvantaged members of the rural community in designing appropriate context-specific healthcare services;
  • better confidence in the community to work together as a group and take collective action on healthcare problems confronting the society;

These outcomes will eventually contribute to reduce maternal and child mortality rates.