Hesperian’s Mobile App Featured On Public Radio

Staff Writer | Hesperian Health Guides | November 15, 2012

Hesperian’s mobile app, Safe Pregnancy and Birth, was featured on the Bay Area’s KQED public radio this morning. Reportrd Kat Snow posted the following report on kqed.org: “An award-winning app developed in the Bay Area aims to help pregnant women stay healthy and reduce the number of maternal deaths worldwide.

Berkeley-based Hesperian Health Guides created the Safe Pregnancy and Birth app for pregnant women, family members, and health care workers.   Hesperian executive director Sarah Shannon says the app uses line drawings to illustrate information, such as how to prevent shock. “It just helps people as a visual cue to remember, oh, yes, I remember seeing that drawing — that’s what I know I’ll do in the case of an emergency,” says Shannon...