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"Kesejahteraan masyarakat kita" - The well-being of our people


What is the Jiwa Ibu app?

Today, many rural communities lack access to basic healthcare information. There is no formal authority on sharing this information and sadly many women do not know what to do in an emergency.


Jiwa Ibu is a step towards change. The Jiwa Ibu app by Hanai gives women in rural and marginalized communities instant access to locally focused health information that is medically validated and approved by ministries of health, symptom checkers, trackers, alerts, and chats with physicians. With a simple smartphone, women will have the ability to take charge of their health and their family’s health.


In the future, Jiwa Ibu will also be for healthcare workers. They will have access to instructional training videos, online courses, patient education materials and other resources to help improve the capacity of health workers to deliver effective service to their communities.


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A crucial element for the Jiwa Ibu app is data collection and improvement upon the data collected. Jiwa Ibu is now geared to collect your feedback. With the data collected, we would be able to establish the specific needs of the Jiwa Ibu app 'bottom up' approach. 

The original idea for Hanai came from founder Shamala Hinrichsen spending four months mapping the rural healthcare dissemination landscape in India followed by two weeks in Mozambique. A scientist by training, Shamala built her career communicating healthcare, moving into healthcare policy. Team Hanai formed with the expertise of a team of various skills, from many countries who have a common goal - to see social impact, especially in healthcare. Deepa Shiva and Bryan Ly joined as co-founders. Patrizia Luchetta contributes with strategy. Elisabeth Busch is our data management expert while Vincent Chu is our communications expert. Sanjiv Gnaneswaran, works on risk and governance while managing Hanai’s finances and two interns Natalia Velasco and Milan von Estorff are on a journey of learning and contributing. We are committed to building grassroot level championing and our first team mate from the community is Agnes Kam, who's personal story is a reason why team Hanai shifted focus to Malaysia to begin with. Our team is supported immensely by an array of experts in their field - too many to mention and very much valued. 


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Previous Work

The 1st pilot

In the project that was run in South of India, supporting 3500 untouchable widows, Hanai’s limitation was mobile phone penetration. We had to resort to printing handwashing flyers and engaging teams of people to do on the ground training. In Mozambique, the government was and still is slow in the uptake of using technology to improve female healthcare as it battles the rages of HIV/AIDS as a priority.

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