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Pairing High- and Low-Tech Solutions for Maternal Health

Pairing High- and Low-Tech Solutions for Maternal Health

This post covers the promise of mhealth and the interesting local additions that complement new technology with old school modes of communication.

There are currently over [ 5 billion mobile phone subscribers] worldwide, and 1 billion of these people are women in low- and middle-income countries. The UN even estimates that by 2012, half the people living in remote areas will have access to a mobile device. The ubiquity of mobile networks and devices in the developing world provides an unprecedented opportunity to directly connect people—particularly new and expectant mothers—with critical, time-specific health information.

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