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Malawi Uses Mobile Phones to Promote Maternal Health

Malawian mothers and guardians of young children who live in villages far from health facilities are heaving a sigh of relief, after the introduction of a hotline through which they can access medical advice. VillageReach, a non-profit NGO, is running a program called Chipatala Cha Pa Foni which means Health Center by Phone.   Malawi has some of the highest mother and child mortality rates in the world.  The maternal mortality ratio is at 675 maternal deaths per 100,000...

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