Novel mHealth solution for self-managed abortions for Venezuelan women

  Vitala Global Foundation               Venezuela

During the grant period, the project team will develop and test an integrated mobile health tool that can facilitate self-management of medical abortion for Venezuelan women living in a fragile setting. The goal of this tool will be to guide a woman through self-assessment of eligibility and success of the abortion, send automatic text messages to provide support and include information for referral clinics if needed. Following the principles of user-centred design, the team will (i) facilitate semi-structured interviews with target beneficiaries, engage community-based organizations, abortion experts and mobile application developers; (ii) conduct usability testing for potential designs/prototypes; and (iii) conduct a prospective mixed-methods study of the mobile tool with Venezuelan women.