In impoverished communities in developing countries, access to health services is often a huge problem -- which is where this maternal health care app comes in. The GiftedMom app is a mobile solution that aims to eliminate maternal and infant death rates to zero using "last mile technologies."
The revolutionary application uses SMS and voice notifications to track antenatal care and immunization. Instead of relying on paper records, the health care app uses mobile data collection and real-time analytics. The app (which is compatible with Android devices) monitors the pregnancy and the baby's development. There is also an element of community engagement, connecting mothers across Africa.
While access to smartphones could be an issue, there are increasing numbers of free data schemes catered to developing markets.
Mobile Maternal Health Solutions
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Maternal Community Apps
Affordable African Maternal Networks
Lower-Income Maternity Hospitals
Free Data Strategies
One-for-One Prenatal Vitamins