Health volunteers and midwives in Honduras support teleconsultation to enhance access and the quality of prenatal care

March 2024

Honduras has taken important steps towards improving maternal and neonatal healthcare. With the purpose of increasing the number of prenatal check-ups, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), through the Latin American Center for Perinatology - Women's and Reproductive Health (CLAP/SMR) and the Ministry of Health of Honduras (SESAL), promoted a teleconsultation pilot project in 2023. This initiative aimed to increase the number of contacts that pregnant women living in remote areas have with health services through phone calls. Additionally, it involved traditional midwives and volunteer health workers who support women in their communities during and after pregnancy and work closely with health personnel.