For several months now, I've been working on building Mwana, an app to increase exclusive breastfeeding rates throughout Nigeria.
As I've been working on building this, we faced increasing difficulty with securing funding. Mwana itself isn't profitable. The app is meant to be free for mothers. In terms of grants, those always ran out and grant-funder
Bottom line: it wasn't sustainable.
Recently, we've pivoted to create Bridge. Bridge is a platform for hospitals to optimize their care for patients.
Hospitals get access to patient monitoring, customized care packages, and on-demand training for their practice. In addition, our service handles the bulk of their patient requests so they have more time to focus on what really matters.
We're still working on getting mothers access to breastfeeding support, we simply increased the scope of our app to make it more valuable towards a payer.
Our plan is to sell the platform to hospitals across Africa at low costs. This way, we're realizing our impact of assisting mothers everywhere but in a sustainable manner.
Over the past few weeks, I've brought on a team member to help with clinical research and two SWEs to help build the platform. More updates coming soon 👀👀