The process the project undertakes includes the following steps:
1) Identifying formal and informal community leadership and important cultural practices.
2) Working with those leaders to identify how to engage the community at large in defining maternal and child health in local terms, exploring the structural and cultural obstacles to good health, and devising potential solutions.
3) Taking a multi-sector approach to improve the identified conditions, including initiatives addressing each of the following: Strengthening public demand for maternal and child health interventions; Preventing common public health conditions, such as malnutrition and unsafe water, in income-generating ways utilizing already-available and community-sustainable technologies; Improving medical infrastructure in low-cost and community-sustainable ways.
4) Ensuring that interventions engage community members in their conceptualization, physical implementation, monitoring, and adjustment.
5) Forming committees in each community to implement projects and fund/manage their upkeep.
6) Developing a system for the community to track maternal and child health outcomes, receive community feedback, and together adjust projects in practice.
SAFE has also worked with local citizens and medical professionals to develop an innovative, cost-effective solution--a comprehensive motorcycle ambulance system, consisting of 2 eRanger motorcycle ambulances; An educated public, trained in emergency recognition with cell phone based dispatch system; They also have trained drivers and a network of "Emergency Clubs" that act like first responders to provide care before the eRanger arrives.