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Since many pregnant mothers already have children, it might be effective to try to get their other kids involved and educated about the health of their future little brother / sister.

Since many pregnant mothers already have children, it might be effective to try to get their other kids involved and educated about the health of their future little brother / sister.

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Building on the ideas so far using SMS or touch-screen applications, why not also consider an IVR equivalent to educate/train potential midwives within a community on how to diagnose and monitor signs and symptoms?

Building on the ideas so far using SMS or touch-screen applications, why not also consider an IVR equivalent to educate/train potential midwives within a community on how to diagnose and monitor signs and symptoms?

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A group of women from different small local communities were there is no health workers are gathered for 6 month. During this time they will receive a basic education to become trained midwifes. After the training they go back to their local communit

A group of women from different small local communities were there is no health workers are gathered for 6 month. During this time they will receive a basic education to become trained midwifes. After the training they go back to their local communit

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Community Health Workers (CHWs) are relied upon in many remote areas to provide health education and services, such as antenatal visits to expecting mothers. But they often lack administrative supports to do their job - such as the ability to collect

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are relied upon in many remote areas to provide health education and services, such as antenatal visits to expecting mothers. But they often lack administrative supports to do their job - such as the ability to collect

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Concept:
Create Women's Groups as a health service platform to collectively save money, share experiences and build social capital. Use a specially designed mobile device with simple applications giving access to preloaded health-related audio and v

Concept: Create Women's Groups as a health service platform to collectively save money, share experiences and build social capital. Use a specially designed mobile device with simple applications giving access to preloaded health-related audio and v

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To date, neonatal mHealth SMS programs have taken two forms: reminders sent to expectant mothers, and reporting done by certified health workers. mBaby asks the question - what if we combined the two, making the reminders actionable?

Real-time rem

To date, neonatal mHealth SMS programs have taken two forms: reminders sent to expectant mothers, and reporting done by certified health workers. mBaby asks the question - what if we combined the two, making the reminders actionable? Real-time rem

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I propose using Group Texting to create communities amongst women who are peers to keep each other accountable, ask questions and find mentors throughout their pregnancies within their own commuities.

I propose using Group Texting to create communities amongst women who are peers to keep each other accountable, ask questions and find mentors throughout their pregnancies within their own commuities.

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New moms are just removed from the questions and experiences of pregnancy - full of sympathy and with the understanding that comes from being on the other side. Could we craft mentor relationships over SMS to complement existing family and community

New moms are just removed from the questions and experiences of pregnancy - full of sympathy and with the understanding that comes from being on the other side. Could we craft mentor relationships over SMS to complement existing family and community

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When childbirth and the 9 months of pregnancy becomes a "women" only activity its also more vulnerable and may not get the necessary political and community support it needs. This simple information sharing idea will make the dads more updated, invol

When childbirth and the 9 months of pregnancy becomes a "women" only activity its also more vulnerable and may not get the necessary political and community support it needs. This simple information sharing idea will make the dads more updated, invol

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Expanding local, affordable healthcare services will be key to the challenge, especially in cases involving complications. Expanding access to finance will be in turn be central to expanding these services. My idea focuses on increasing access to fin

Expanding local, affordable healthcare services will be key to the challenge, especially in cases involving complications. Expanding access to finance will be in turn be central to expanding these services. My idea focuses on increasing access to fin

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After initial training sessions on maternal health issues, expecting mothers and maternal healthcare providers are quizzed by text message. Correctly answering quiz questions, which can be timed with important milestones in a pregnancy, is rewarded w

After initial training sessions on maternal health issues, expecting mothers and maternal healthcare providers are quizzed by text message. Correctly answering quiz questions, which can be timed with important milestones in a pregnancy, is rewarded w

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In low income countries, men are less involved in their wives pregnancies. They are usually left out as pregnancy and childbirth are considered "a woman thing". It's important that men understand their role as a father right from conception of the ch

In low income countries, men are less involved in their wives pregnancies. They are usually left out as pregnancy and childbirth are considered "a woman thing". It's important that men understand their role as a father right from conception of the ch

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Sim card which has essential information pre-installed as contacts and text messages, turning a mobile phone into a learning device. 

Universal fit to most of the existing mobile phones regardless of their brand and age.

Sim card which has essential information pre-installed as contacts and text messages, turning a mobile phone into a learning device. Universal fit to most of the existing mobile phones regardless of their brand and age.

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SUBTITLE: Call Mother Mati for A Trusted Voice.  Follow her picture book for a healthy Mother and Baby.
SUMMARY: Linking picture flipbook, an automated phone messaging service and an automated SMS service to assist mothers and midwives to take simpl

SUBTITLE: Call Mother Mati for A Trusted Voice. Follow her picture book for a healthy Mother and Baby. SUMMARY: Linking picture flipbook, an automated phone messaging service and an automated SMS service to assist mothers and midwives to take simpl

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