Hesperian Wins Award For “Safe Pregnancy And Birth” Mobile App

Staff Writer | Hesperian Health Guides | November 15, 2012

Hesperian Health Guides has been awarded $10,000 by Intel Corporation and Ashoka Changemakers as a winner of the “She Will Innovate” competition. Hesperian’s app for mobile phones, Safe Pregnancy and Birth, was chosen out of 292 submissions from 54 countries as one of three entries which most represents “the world’s most innovative solutions that equip girls and women with new digital technologies — enabling them to live healthier, smarter, and more meaningful lives.”

Community health workers, midwives, trainers, and educators have depended on Hesperian Health Guides for decades to provide reliable, accurate and easy-to-read health books such as Where There Is No Doctor, which has been called “…arguably the most widely use public-health manual in the world” according to the World Health Association.