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An initiative which involves the use of mobile technology, medical resources,
healthcare personnel and pregnant mothers with their family to establish a close
relation between the family and the baby although it has not come yet to the world.

An initiative which involves the use of mobile technology, medical resources, healthcare personnel and pregnant mothers with their family to establish a close relation between the family and the baby although it has not come yet to the world.

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Considering that Labour vulnerability (whereas victims are Burkina Faso Mothers) influences directly on the physical and emotional health and the fact that agricultural sector (where most of them work) has a Dry and Wet season, as well as non-product

Considering that Labour vulnerability (whereas victims are Burkina Faso Mothers) influences directly on the physical and emotional health and the fact that agricultural sector (where most of them work) has a Dry and Wet season, as well as non-product

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Imagine maternity hospitals (such as Life Spring hospitals) partnering with village women communities. The idea is inspired by Acumen Fund's  approach to help women at the Bottom of the Pyramid make a living, thus improving their lives and these of t

Imagine maternity hospitals (such as Life Spring hospitals) partnering with village women communities. The idea is inspired by Acumen Fund's approach to help women at the Bottom of the Pyramid make a living, thus improving their lives and these of t

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One of the main problems related to maternal health is the lack of healthcare workers in rural areas and therefore inexistence of prenatal control which elevates the risk of complications at giving birth. So what can we do to connect healthcare perso

One of the main problems related to maternal health is the lack of healthcare workers in rural areas and therefore inexistence of prenatal control which elevates the risk of complications at giving birth. So what can we do to connect healthcare perso

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With any health education, you need a message, a messenger and a method for relaying the message. There is little more powerful than star power. Local stars could record robocalls to be sent to people, especially teens, with important health informat

With any health education, you need a message, a messenger and a method for relaying the message. There is little more powerful than star power. Local stars could record robocalls to be sent to people, especially teens, with important health informat

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How can we create links between moms all over the world in order to support and help each other using just their own experience? 

In places like Burkina Faso and Bangladesh, moms have major limitations when it comes to obtaining information about

How can we create links between moms all over the world in order to support and help each other using just their own experience? In places like Burkina Faso and Bangladesh, moms have major limitations when it comes to obtaining information about

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Mobile giving campaign that funds the education of a network of midwives and a mobile messaging program that tells an engaging narrative about pregnancy  via messages, images, and texts as women move through the process and begin infant care, and pro

Mobile giving campaign that funds the education of a network of midwives and a mobile messaging program that tells an engaging narrative about pregnancy via messages, images, and texts as women move through the process and begin infant care, and pro

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From what I know, a LOT of hospital equipment gets trashed every year. Discovery News says, "U.S. health care facilities generate over four billion pounds of waste each year, second only to the food industry in trash-making." How about a way to reus

From what I know, a LOT of hospital equipment gets trashed every year. Discovery News says, "U.S. health care facilities generate over four billion pounds of waste each year, second only to the food industry in trash-making." How about a way to reus

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When questions occur pregnant women or caring moms just need to send an sms to the other women and local healthcare workers. Whoever knows the answer replies to it thus helping the woman and everyone else who might have the same problem later.

When questions occur pregnant women or caring moms just need to send an sms to the other women and local healthcare workers. Whoever knows the answer replies to it thus helping the woman and everyone else who might have the same problem later.

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Colloidal silver is and will be a great matter of debate. But we can not deny: it is a true serial killer of bacteria, fungus and viruses ... We are dealing here with a serious problem of death from infections. So I thought: why not?

Colloidal silver is and will be a great matter of debate. But we can not deny: it is a true serial killer of bacteria, fungus and viruses ... We are dealing here with a serious problem of death from infections. So I thought: why not?

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An inspiring model is text4baby, a service that sends free text messages to pregnant women or whose mothers with babies that are less than a year old. The messages are tailored to the woman's stage of pregnancy or the age of the baby, and include imp

An inspiring model is text4baby, a service that sends free text messages to pregnant women or whose mothers with babies that are less than a year old. The messages are tailored to the woman's stage of pregnancy or the age of the baby, and include imp

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Why instead of Medical Congresses happen in countries with just beautiful places and no apparently problems, don't they happen in low-income countries? So, this could be a way to bring attention to a specific place. But, not just attention, but also

Why instead of Medical Congresses happen in countries with just beautiful places and no apparently problems, don't they happen in low-income countries? So, this could be a way to bring attention to a specific place. But, not just attention, but also

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Many of the initiatives proposed so far in this challenge involve the direct contact between helpers and the people directly interested on helping. The problem is that we'll need a 1-to-1 proportion of resources (people, technology, etc.). So why don

Many of the initiatives proposed so far in this challenge involve the direct contact between helpers and the people directly interested on helping. The problem is that we'll need a 1-to-1 proportion of resources (people, technology, etc.). So why don

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