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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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Allow mothers to access emergency transportation, contact health professionals, and notify family members of their need for help or at the onset of labor, through a single text message sent to a central operator.

Allow mothers to access emergency transportation, contact health professionals, and notify family members of their need for help or at the onset of labor, through a single text message sent to a central operator.

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Since most mobile phones used in low-income regions have simple displays that may only be able to send/receive ASCII texts, what if we used ASCII art in a maternal health texting program to increase the level of visual information received via text.

Since most mobile phones used in low-income regions have simple displays that may only be able to send/receive ASCII texts, what if we used ASCII art in a maternal health texting program to increase the level of visual information received via text.

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Information about what to expect during each phase of a pregnancy is paired with health polls that collect data about the expectant mother's symptoms. By completing the health poll, mothers will have a better understanding of whether their condition

Information about what to expect during each phase of a pregnancy is paired with health polls that collect data about the expectant mother's symptoms. By completing the health poll, mothers will have a better understanding of whether their condition

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The emergence of mobile platforms for education and information sharing presents an enormous opportunity to mobilize existing resources and urge a shift in the existing health paradigm.  Traditional healers and complimentary medical practitioners (a

The emergence of mobile platforms for education and information sharing presents an enormous opportunity to mobilize existing resources and urge a shift in the existing health paradigm. Traditional healers and complimentary medical practitioners (a

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A pool of pre-loaded phones for women to use within each village.

A pool of pre-loaded phones for women to use within each village.

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The Mechanical Stork provides maternal health information to pregnant women and mobilizes resources to ensure mothers-to-be in low-income countries receive the proper care throughout pregnancy and childbirth -- all through simple text messaging.

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The Mechanical Stork provides maternal health information to pregnant women and mobilizes resources to ensure mothers-to-be in low-income countries receive the proper care throughout pregnancy and childbirth -- all through simple text messaging. 1

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A handheld doppler wand that plugs into a Nokia phone. The phone speaker will project the heart beat for the family to hear the baby. More importantly, the phone screen will read out the fetal heart rate and send the data to the medical community (mi

A handheld doppler wand that plugs into a Nokia phone. The phone speaker will project the heart beat for the family to hear the baby. More importantly, the phone screen will read out the fetal heart rate and send the data to the medical community (mi

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Imagine financing directly a structure on the ground via a mobile app. The cheap price of the app give you a temporary access (i.e 2 months) to touching insights about the life of the people your purchase help to support.

Basically this is an upgr

Imagine financing directly a structure on the ground via a mobile app. The cheap price of the app give you a temporary access (i.e 2 months) to touching insights about the life of the people your purchase help to support. Basically this is an upgr

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It's rural China and Bah-Ling lives in a small village caring for her 2 young children. She's mid-way through her third pregnancy and she hasn't seen her husband Cheukwah in several months. When he learned of her pregnancy, he moved to a large mining

It's rural China and Bah-Ling lives in a small village caring for her 2 young children. She's mid-way through her third pregnancy and she hasn't seen her husband Cheukwah in several months. When he learned of her pregnancy, he moved to a large mining

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Set up a "child fund" savings account for mom, dad, family, and friends to contribute money towards for the one-time childbirth expense.  Increase access & earmark usage of this fund by administering it through a mobile money account, which is connec

Set up a "child fund" savings account for mom, dad, family, and friends to contribute money towards for the one-time childbirth expense. Increase access & earmark usage of this fund by administering it through a mobile money account, which is connec

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A simple redesign of basic cellphones can ensure that pregnant women and those around her have easy access to the most relevant information available in times of emergency--with no training or additional infrastructure needed.

A simple redesign of basic cellphones can ensure that pregnant women and those around her have easy access to the most relevant information available in times of emergency--with no training or additional infrastructure needed.

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People generally do not know what they don't know.  In order to learn, people need to want to know.  Using images, various associations can be presented, to show that various actions can have particular results. They can also show what will or may ha

People generally do not know what they don't know. In order to learn, people need to want to know. Using images, various associations can be presented, to show that various actions can have particular results. They can also show what will or may ha

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