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Mobile Technology Reducing Cameroon's Maternal, Child Deaths

Cameroon is experimenting with an automated message service to reduce the number of deaths of pregnant women and infants in Cameroon due to lack of information on antenatal care. The service "GiftedMom" created by Alain Nteff uses mobile phones to remind pregnant women when to come for antenatal care and alert mothers on vaccination schedules for their infants. According to Cameroon's Ministry of Public Health, 8,000 pregnant women and 30,000 babies die each year in...

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