CoMaCH Webinar (22 Sept): Chatbots and Maternal and Child Health

Wed Sep 22, 14:00 - Wed Sep 22, 15:00


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

Webinar Details

Wed, 22nd September 2021

14.00-15.00 SAST (UTC+2)

13.00-14.00 BST



  • Katherine Wilson, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Claudia Morgado, Aurora for families, Portugal
  • Anne Nyanchoka, Nivi, Kenya

The first panelist is Katherine Wilson from University of Cape Town (South Africa) who will be presenting insights from ParentChat that is part of a Parenting for Lifelong Health Digital (PLH Digital) project, which aims to convert the evidence-based, in-person version of Parenting for Lifelong Health for parents into a digital format. different methods from her projects on infant feeding, pregnancy and motherhood.

Next we will hear from Claudia Morgado from Aurora for families  (Portugal) who will be talking about her experiences during the design and use of Aurora, an automated conversational system (a chatbot) to help families to deal with their doubts about pregnancy and small children development like breastfeeding and sleep.

Our last speaker is Anne Nyanchoka from Nivi who will be talking about her experiences with askNivi , an interactive chat service available through Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp for free. AskNivi makes it simple for men, women, and youth to explore and learn about key health topics on sexual health to gain general knowledge or specific actionable guidance. In her talk, Anne would focus on how do we engage pregnant women at scale. 

There will be ample time for discussion and questions from the audience.

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About the CoMaCH Webinars

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. This webinar series is jointly hosted by the CoMaCH Network. Webinars take place monthly, typically on the third Wednesday, with recordings available on YouTube. More information is available on our website.

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