CoMaCH Webinars – 2021

There is an incredible amount of innovation happening in the space of digital maternal and child health!  This series provides an opportunity to learn more from the experts about what is happening in South Africa and beyond in the area of community-based co-design of ICT interventions for maternal and child health. Do join us!

Recordings of previous webinars are available here.

Aurora for families

Wednesday, 22nd September 2021

2-3p SAST, 1-2p BST


Chatbots and MCH

In this webinar we take a look at the use of chatbots in maternal and child health from multiple perspectives.

Phila Impilo Yakho Kangcono. Live your Best Life. 2.30pm 2 May Ukhozi 91.5 FM, Channel 817

Wednesday, 23 June 2021

2-3p SAST, 1-2p BST


Not necessarily mobile: Digital Radio and other ICT approaches to community outreach

In this webinar we look beyond mobile to other communication mediums to support community outreach and local content.

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

2-3p SAST, 1-2p BST


The Value of Creative Methods for Exploring Subjective Experiences of Motherhood

In this webinar we take a look at different visual and creative methods to explore the subjective experiences of motherhood –during and after pregnancy from multiple perspectives

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

2-3p SAST, 1-2p BST

Perinatal Mental Health Project

Adjusting and Responding to COVID-19

In this webinar, members of the Perinatal Mental Health Project (PMHP) team will share about the experience of adjusting to digital service offerings during 2020, and share about the Messages for Mothers (M4M) project, established to keep mothers informed about COVID-19 using digital channels.

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 2-3pm SAST, 12-1p GMT


Digitization and the Road to Health booklet

The Road to Health booklet plays a key role in tracking baby development, and is an important educational resource for new parents.  In this webinar we take a look at the RHB from multiple perspectives, with an eye towards where digitization might or might not play a role in achieving similar goals. Panelists include Wiedaad Slemming (WITS), Faizah Toefy and Ann Bullen (Bhabhisana Baby Project), and Martin Weiss (Jembi Health Systems)

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 2-3pm SAST / 12-1pm GMT


Community Voices in Digital MCH Implementation

In this panel we invite some of the key implementers of digital maternal and child health in South Africa to talk about their projects and consider the roles of beneficiaries and their communities in the design of interventions. Panelists include Martin Weiss (Jembi Health Systems), Sri Ranganathan (Dimagi), and Kira-Leigh Kuhnert (Digital Medic).