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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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Design a game where community members gain points for actions that help bring healthy babies into the world (with healthy moms). Winners can be designated as community heros and offered mobile phones, minutes or other sponsor-driven incentives.

Design a game where community members gain points for actions that help bring healthy babies into the world (with healthy moms). Winners can be designated as community heros and offered mobile phones, minutes or other sponsor-driven incentives.

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We always have some way of organizing our days. Why not leverage the Nokia phone for their existing technology of calendaring and task management, and contacts. For new mothers, having a pre-set checklist available from the time of pregnancy to the d

We always have some way of organizing our days. Why not leverage the Nokia phone for their existing technology of calendaring and task management, and contacts. For new mothers, having a pre-set checklist available from the time of pregnancy to the d

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Cell phone games have been developed to teach children literacy.
Why not teach moms literacy with mobiles too? She may not have time to sit in a class for a few hours, but she may have a few hours each day to learn some vocabulary. Educated moms make

Cell phone games have been developed to teach children literacy. Why not teach moms literacy with mobiles too? She may not have time to sit in a class for a few hours, but she may have a few hours each day to learn some vocabulary. Educated moms make

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A platform where pregnant women can call and share their stories

A platform where pregnant women can call and share their stories

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People from all over the world can choose to donate $10-$50 to support a mom or midwife. Donations can be sent by texting a code and a donation amount, and the charge will be added to your phone bill. A website like Kiva can provide info on the moms

People from all over the world can choose to donate $10-$50 to support a mom or midwife. Donations can be sent by texting a code and a donation amount, and the charge will be added to your phone bill. A website like Kiva can provide info on the moms

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Text4Baby provides free text messages with to help moms through their pregnancy and baby’s 1st year. VoiceMail4Baby builds off of the Text4Baby concept by using Twilio to enable moms to receive either text or voice messages with helpful advice. Voice

Text4Baby provides free text messages with to help moms through their pregnancy and baby’s 1st year. VoiceMail4Baby builds off of the Text4Baby concept by using Twilio to enable moms to receive either text or voice messages with helpful advice. Voice

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One of the problems in rural areas is the transportation. If we can expand the remote diagnosis capability via phone, Skype or any other remote communication tools, we can save lots of time people spending on commuting and waiting.  If we can rely on

One of the problems in rural areas is the transportation. If we can expand the remote diagnosis capability via phone, Skype or any other remote communication tools, we can save lots of time people spending on commuting and waiting. If we can rely on

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Finished your workshop / play / concert about maternal health? Leave behind a Ringtone to Remember - a catchy tune that captures the message from your activity to help reinforce the message once you're gone.
Finished your workshop / play / concert about maternal health? Leave behind a Ringtone to Remember - a catchy tune that captures the message from your activity to help reinforce the message once you're gone.

Finished your workshop / play / concert about maternal health? Leave behind a Ringtone to Remember - a catchy tune that captures the message from your activity to help reinforce the message once you're gone.

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People learn through stories. Every culture has a tradition of storytelling where knowledge is passed on from one generation to the next. By utilizing mobile phone technology and this traditional and engaging medium, we can tell stories that teach wo

People learn through stories. Every culture has a tradition of storytelling where knowledge is passed on from one generation to the next. By utilizing mobile phone technology and this traditional and engaging medium, we can tell stories that teach wo

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Moms don’t have money to pay for healthcare, but midwifes find it hard to provide services without getting paid. Moms also need peer support from other knowledgeable moms. Building off of the Grameen Village Phone and Self Help Group models, a Moms S

Moms don’t have money to pay for healthcare, but midwifes find it hard to provide services without getting paid. Moms also need peer support from other knowledgeable moms. Building off of the Grameen Village Phone and Self Help Group models, a Moms S

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Building on several ideas for motorcycle ambulances, how about a fleet of boat ambulances, or boat mobile basic care units? In countries like Bangladesh which are dominated by large rivers and frequent flooding, marine transport is probably often eas

Building on several ideas for motorcycle ambulances, how about a fleet of boat ambulances, or boat mobile basic care units? In countries like Bangladesh which are dominated by large rivers and frequent flooding, marine transport is probably often eas

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Building on the"OpenIDEO Targeted Collaboration Project" concept: Use the Human Centered Design Tool & collaboration groups of community members to identify the needs of maternal stakeholders: the mothers, fathers, children, decision-makers, health-c

Building on the"OpenIDEO Targeted Collaboration Project" concept: Use the Human Centered Design Tool & collaboration groups of community members to identify the needs of maternal stakeholders: the mothers, fathers, children, decision-makers, health-c

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A simple texting system facilitated by health centers and hospitals, to allow expectant mothers and their families to text updates and simple requests back to their villages.

A simple texting system facilitated by health centers and hospitals, to allow expectant mothers and their families to text updates and simple requests back to their villages.

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Matt's program creates incentives for mothers (and potentially fathers) to respond to maternal health-related text messages, with the intention of using their responses to provide better individual care and advice/instructions.  In addition to this,

Matt's program creates incentives for mothers (and potentially fathers) to respond to maternal health-related text messages, with the intention of using their responses to provide better individual care and advice/instructions. In addition to this,

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When the healthworker or doctor cannot make it to every village in person, they can send a Flipcam. Local villagers or worker can interview women at risk about their health status and send the video back to the doctor. If the doctor notices any issue

When the healthworker or doctor cannot make it to every village in person, they can send a Flipcam. Local villagers or worker can interview women at risk about their health status and send the video back to the doctor. If the doctor notices any issue

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I started thinking about the greater maternal health network that has been addressed by all the awesome concepts that have been posted so far, and wanted to try to lay out this network in a way where I could start to wrap my head around all of the po

I started thinking about the greater maternal health network that has been addressed by all the awesome concepts that have been posted so far, and wanted to try to lay out this network in a way where I could start to wrap my head around all of the po

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