Timeline to Completion of MDG 4 in Uganda

Preparation

Preparation for SMS Program

01/01/2012 - 01/01/2013

Start selection of staff and training
Determine logistics of program
Meet with locals in Uganda
Acquire necessary permits and licenses
Start and finish initial research of target population

Implementation

Implementation

01/01/2013 - 01/01/2014

Begin presentation of program to locals
Educate local population on service provided
Reach out to expectant mothers
Begin compiling list of SMS recipients
Start SMS deliveries

Transition

Begin Transition of SMS Program

01/01/2014 - 01/01/2015

Transition program to local staff by starting the training of the local staff

Complete Transition of SMS Program

01/01/2015 - 01/01/2017

Transition of majority of skills and duties required to run program to the local population is completed
Evaluation of sustainability of program
Modify program with necessary changes using data gathered from surveys

Departure

Leave Uganda at End of MDG

12/01/2016 - 01/01/2017

Leave Uganda at the end of the SMS program
Assessment of reduction in child mortality and goals achieved
Determine sustainability of program

Targets for SMS Service Usage

50%

01/01/2014

50% of target population using SMS service

60%

01/01/2015

60% of target population using SMS service

70%

01/01/2016

70% of target population using SMS service

Surveys

Survey 1

03/01/2013

Administer and gather results from Survey 1 to evaluate and refine SMS service.

Survey 2

06/01/2013

Administer and gather results from Survey 2 to evaluate and refine SMS service.

Survey 3

01/01/2014

Administer and gather results from Survey 3 to evaluate and refine SMS service.

Survey 4

06/01/2014

Administer and gather results from Survey 4 to evaluate and refine SMS service.

Survey 5

01/01/2015

Administer and gather results from Survey 5 to evaluate and refine SMS service.

Survey 6

06/01/2015

Administer and gather results from Survey 6 to evaluate and refine SMS service.

Survey 7

01/01/2016

Administer and gather results from Survey 7 to evaluate and refine SMS service.