App Aims To Reduce Maternal Mortality

Cathleen O'Grady | ITWeb | July 23, 2013

Hesperian Health Guides has developed a smartphone application designed to guide pregnant women, midwives and health workers in rural areas through a safe pregnancy and delivery.

Hesperian Health Guides produces health information that is designed to be easily understood and shared, and to reach people in parts of the world with limited access to healthcare.

The Safe Pregnancy and Birth application aims to address the more than 350 000 annual pregnancy- and childbirth-related deaths reported by the United Nations, as well as the increased risk of child mortality among those infants and children who have lost their mothers.