Liga Inan Technical Brief 2: Utilization of Maternal Health Services

Publication Date:

17 Jul 2016


Thompson S (2019) Liga Inan Technical Brief 2: Utilization of Maternal Health ServicesHealth Alliance International, USAID, Ministerio de Saude, Australian Aid, Catalpa International



The Timor-Leste Ministry of Health (MoH) would like all pregnant women to seek at least four antenatal care visits and to deliver with a skilled attendant in a health facility. Liga Inan, an mHealth program that uses mobile phone technology, is an innovative program designed to assist the MoH to meet these goals. Liga Inan was developed by Health Alliance International (HAI) and Catalpa International and is implemented in partnership with the MoH.

The Liga Inan program has been jointly funded by the United States Agency for International Development and the Australian Government. Women are enrolled into the Liga Inan program at their first antenatal care visit and begin receiving twice weekly text messages. Text messages women receive include tips and reminders to seek appropriate care during pregnancy, delivery and the postpartum period. The program also facilitates twoway communication between health staff and pregnant women fostering stronger connections between them.

HAI developed a research plan to evaluate the impact of the Liga Inan program that included baseline and final household surveys comparing pre- and post-intervention time periods in both an intervention and control municipality.


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