As a company dedicated to the health and wellbeing of underserved people globally, we are deeply concerned about the effects of COVID-19 on the communities we serve. While COVID-19 spreads rapidly, we continue providing our partners with critical services as well as responding to the growing crisis. We are supporting partners in pivoting to enable programme continuity, while also developing new ways of supporting preparedness and response efforts across the globe.

Scope is actively contributing to the Inter-agency Working Group of Reproductive Health in Crises. We are researching and advocating for improved COVID-19 services for vulnerable populations, as well as designing rapid, remote means to co-create emergency responses, facility improvements, and community mobilisation efforts.

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In 2012 Women’s Refugee Commission launched Mama: Together for safe birth in crisis, a community of practice connecting frontline health providers working in vulnerable and emergency settings.
Women's Refugee Commission

The project’s goal was to profile practitioners as champions within humanitarian organisations. Objectives also includes education and wider adoption of key maternal health interventions at the field level.

Scope devised a community of practice that used Facebook and text messaging to connect frontline health providers in crisis-affected areas to experts and to one another. We developed six support applications, including the first ever SMS text-to-Facebook connect, a mentoring application and an information center for sharing knowledge through text, video and audio.

The Mama community grew quickly from the beginning, reaching its first year target of 400 practitioners in one month and now has over 3000 health workers connected and learning from each other.

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