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The Concepting phase of our Maternal Health challenge is where we ask the community to submit your fresh ideas in response to the challenge headline. The phase has now closed.

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A virtual Hub where moms-to-be can share their own stories and challenges through recorded testimonies that can be accessed by other moms-to-be in the same community, allowing them to share a connection, solutions and resources in their area for simi

A virtual Hub where moms-to-be can share their own stories and challenges through recorded testimonies that can be accessed by other moms-to-be in the same community, allowing them to share a connection, solutions and resources in their area for simi

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Many pregnancies in developing countries are not planned. And with that comes complications, stress and hardship. 

A simple mobile app can help women to log their periods and help to calculate their fertile periods so that they can (if possible) try

Many pregnancies in developing countries are not planned. And with that comes complications, stress and hardship. A simple mobile app can help women to log their periods and help to calculate their fertile periods so that they can (if possible) try

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Communal saving by sms that provides insurance for pregnant members. Gives a digital insurance certificate that will give the woman security and reduce stressful moments. One of the major improvements that can be put in place to secure healthy pregna

Communal saving by sms that provides insurance for pregnant members. Gives a digital insurance certificate that will give the woman security and reduce stressful moments. One of the major improvements that can be put in place to secure healthy pregna

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Create an online academy for mothers/midwifes and medical specialists from all over the world. 

Helping mothers is not enough.
Teaching mothers how to help themselves and each other is better.
The best is to teach mothers, to teach other mothers

Create an online academy for mothers/midwifes and medical specialists from all over the world. Helping mothers is not enough. Teaching mothers how to help themselves and each other is better. The best is to teach mothers, to teach other mothers

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Drawing inspiration from government of India's Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) scheme, ESHA's goal is to empower the already existing network of social health activist to provide end to end support for pregnant women.

Drawing inspiration from government of India's Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) scheme, ESHA's goal is to empower the already existing network of social health activist to provide end to end support for pregnant women.

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In the US 426,000 cell phones get thrown away every day. Most of them work perfectly well. “Onkur” is a concept of harvesting this wasted resource that only sits in landfills to make a difference in people’s lives in the developing world. The penetra

In the US 426,000 cell phones get thrown away every day. Most of them work perfectly well. “Onkur” is a concept of harvesting this wasted resource that only sits in landfills to make a difference in people’s lives in the developing world. The penetra

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Midwives of the world could join together in a Midwife Yatra (pilgrimage) to provide maternal healthcare in remote villages

Midwives of the world could join together in a Midwife Yatra (pilgrimage) to provide maternal healthcare in remote villages

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Just as in modern Western hospital, the connected blood bank would be a remotely monitored storage. This would ensure that this essential equipment would be properly maintained and operated.

Just as in modern Western hospital, the connected blood bank would be a remotely monitored storage. This would ensure that this essential equipment would be properly maintained and operated.

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The Midwife Suitcase builds on several concepts that use local distribution networks. The idea is to take the mobile technology components and distribute via trained midwives that are working in local communities.

The Midwife Suitcase builds on several concepts that use local distribution networks. The idea is to take the mobile technology components and distribute via trained midwives that are working in local communities.

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Use mobile technologies to increase access to physical help and resources and awareness of its location.  Without a good network of roads, in areas of rougher terrain, and in locations where villages may be quite distant from one another, the need fo

Use mobile technologies to increase access to physical help and resources and awareness of its location. Without a good network of roads, in areas of rougher terrain, and in locations where villages may be quite distant from one another, the need fo

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How to make a mother who does not have a cell phone to receive prenatal care by ... cell phone? This is one possible solution that will make anyone who has a cell has an incentive to help.

How to make a mother who does not have a cell phone to receive prenatal care by ... cell phone? This is one possible solution that will make anyone who has a cell has an incentive to help.

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What if an international mobile operator could offer a special phone subscription for women in developed countries that would make it possible for them to connect with and give a helping hand to fellow mothers in need?

What if an international mobile operator could offer a special phone subscription for women in developed countries that would make it possible for them to connect with and give a helping hand to fellow mothers in need?

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Increased access to nutritious food and wellness activities for expectant mums could contribute to improved maternal health in low income countries.  

The solution - A system of Food Hubs!!
Leveraging mobile technologies, games and the power of c

Increased access to nutritious food and wellness activities for expectant mums could contribute to improved maternal health in low income countries. The solution - A system of Food Hubs!! Leveraging mobile technologies, games and the power of c

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Smartmoms is a smartphone centric program designed to bring pregnant mothers together in support groups where they learn about pregnancy, neo-natal care, health and other pregnancy related topics.  The program has multiple societal benefits, includin

Smartmoms is a smartphone centric program designed to bring pregnant mothers together in support groups where they learn about pregnancy, neo-natal care, health and other pregnancy related topics. The program has multiple societal benefits, includin

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