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Thanks for the wonderful inspirations! Our maternal health challenge is now in the Concepting phase. This is where we ask the community to submit fresh ideas in response to the question: How might we improve maternal health with mobile technology in low-income countries?

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HealthTap is a health and technology company that aims to improve your health/well-being by customizing information. I love the personal approach they take to finding the right answers to your health questions.

HealthTap is a health and technology company that aims to improve your health/well-being by customizing information. I love the personal approach they take to finding the right answers to your health questions.

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Building on Haiyan's share of the Designs On—Birth concepts, what if we used one of these inspirations to go even further? (Particularly the use of a bracelet or accessory.)

Building on Haiyan's share of the Designs On—Birth concepts, what if we used one of these inspirations to go even further? (Particularly the use of a bracelet or accessory.)

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The source of the inspiration: http://www.giiv.com- select a gift, enter his/her mobile number, and send a gift to a friend. He/she receives immeditely an sms/e-mail with a code, goes to a local store and redeems for a real gift.

The source of the inspiration: http://www.giiv.com- select a gift, enter his/her mobile number, and send a gift to a friend. He/she receives immeditely an sms/e-mail with a code, goes to a local store and redeems for a real gift.

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Sonic Scan’ has been designed to provide an answer to diabetics needs as an all-in-one non-invasive monitoring solution that provides the necessary testing parameters of blood glucose, blood cholesterol, blood pressure and an electrocardiogram (ECG).

Sonic Scan’ has been designed to provide an answer to diabetics needs as an all-in-one non-invasive monitoring solution that provides the necessary testing parameters of blood glucose, blood cholesterol, blood pressure and an electrocardiogram (ECG).

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Smoke from wood fire is one of the WHO’s top 10 threats to human health. In a rural household the traditional method of cooking- a pile of stones heated by an open wood- or cow-dung-burning fire- poses a serious health hazard: indoor air pollution resulting from the burning of biomass fuels is a leading cause of respiratory diseases.  

Who is mostly at risk?- Women and children, as they are more likely to cook or to be confined in the home while cooking is done. India alone accounts for 25 percent of such deaths. 

Additionally, as many in the community, pointed out there is no easy access to charge a mobile phone, unless you walk to the local internet kiosk....

Smoke from wood fire is one of the WHO’s top 10 threats to human health. In a rural household the traditional method of cooking- a pile of stones heated by an open wood- or cow-dung-burning fire- poses a serious health hazard: indoor air pollution resulting from the burning of biomass fuels is a leading cause of respiratory diseases. Who is mostly at risk?- Women and children, as they are more likely to cook or to be confined in the home while cooking is done. India alone accounts for 25 percent of such deaths. Additionally, as many in the community, pointed out there is no easy access to charge a mobile phone, unless you walk to the local internet kiosk....

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NetHope’s “Network Relief Kit” fits in a backpack!. One of the great new innovations at tech non-profit NetHope is called the Network Relief Kit (NRK) - satellite receiver about the size of a medium-sized textbook. It provides a broadband connection to the Internet, runs off a car battery (or small solar panel) and works almost anywhere on the planet. It has a built-in wireless router for WiFi to support up to ten laptops or Internet phones. So it creates a fast, temporary but crucial voice and data communications hub for a small group of fieldworkers when they need it most immediately – in emergencies.

NetHope’s “Network Relief Kit” fits in a backpack!. One of the great new innovations at tech non-profit NetHope is called the Network Relief Kit (NRK) - satellite receiver about the size of a medium-sized textbook. It provides a broadband connection to the Internet, runs off a car battery (or small solar panel) and works almost anywhere on the planet. It has a built-in wireless router for WiFi to support up to ten laptops or Internet phones. So it creates a fast, temporary but crucial voice and data communications hub for a small group of fieldworkers when they need it most immediately – in emergencies.

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There is a lot of news about birth on taxi cabs. People normally calls a taxi cab to go to the hospital, but because of traffic jam they have the child on the cab.
If its so normal, why don't give real birth training for taxi drivers?

There is a lot of news about birth on taxi cabs. People normally calls a taxi cab to go to the hospital, but because of traffic jam they have the child on the cab. If its so normal, why don't give real birth training for taxi drivers?

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I think everyone knows about milk banks (it's not difficult to figure out), but in rural areas for examples it could be difficult to implement some centralized place as a real milk bank. What if this bank could be not centralized, but an informational network make closer donor and receiver?

I think everyone knows about milk banks (it's not difficult to figure out), but in rural areas for examples it could be difficult to implement some centralized place as a real milk bank. What if this bank could be not centralized, but an informational network make closer donor and receiver?

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Pregnant woman have to come to hospital 2-3 times for their regular checkups. It becomes a problem for working woman and woman having diabetes or other disease. For these reasons it would be very helpful if they can do this by themselves in home itself using mobile. This will reduce the frequency of their visit to hospital at same time getting proper observations of the fetus.

Pregnant woman have to come to hospital 2-3 times for their regular checkups. It becomes a problem for working woman and woman having diabetes or other disease. For these reasons it would be very helpful if they can do this by themselves in home itself using mobile. This will reduce the frequency of their visit to hospital at same time getting proper observations of the fetus.

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