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To date, neonatal mHealth SMS programs have taken two forms: reminders sent to expectant mothers, and reporting done by certified health workers. mBaby asks the question - what if we combined the two, making the reminders actionable? Real-time reminders and concrete calls-to-action will help health workers get a clearer picture of their patients' well-being and habits. In addition, these actionable reminders will ensure mothers get quality information and concrete steps to keep themselves - and their babies - healthy.

SUBTITLE: Call Mother Mati for A Trusted Voice. Follow her picture book for a healthy Mother and Baby. SUMMARY: Linking picture flipbook, an automated phone messaging service and an automated SMS service to assist mothers and midwives to take simple steps to prevent major causes of maternal mortality.

The idea is to send medical teams from a base hospital to remote areas where moms-to-be will be examined by doctors. The concept of the maternity camps is inspired by Aravind's free eye camps in India.

Mothers-to-be can keep an SMS journal of their pregnancy. Each day they send how they're feeling & health details to the service and this is kept as a record. The service can alert mums or healthcare workers of any anomalies

The concept tries to address the stock-out problem mentioned by Ian Sullivan as a comment to Sarah’s decentralized mobile health care system proposal. In the core of the concept is placing an order for drugs and medical supplies via sms. The sms creates an order, which is sent to an order management and product traceability system in the health centers. So, we have 1) small pharmacies in the rural areas, 2) Hub of connected health centers and 3) drug/medical supplies vendors. One health center serves many small rural pharmacies. The health centers share a database. One health center can serve many rural pharmacies. One health center could receive drugs and medical supplies from different supplier. One rural pharmacy can supply around i.e. 5 villages.

Let's create a specifically maternal health and targetted collaboration project. Let's work with a handful of communities and bring them on board the collaboration process. Let's create products that the community want.

Imagine if a mom to be could simply call or text to choose from a list of qualified, experienced moms in her community for a meet up in a public place (like a market). The mom mentor would share her own personal story & advise on how to have a healthy pregnancy & birth. Future communication can be arranged. And the mom to be, after her own childbirth, could pay it forward by volunteering to be a mom mentor herself. Experienced moms can apply to be mom mentors, and then activated by pre-approved local partners (like medical providers, Oxfam?). Mentors would be trained on important practices (proper nutrition, sterile umbilical cord cutting, etc.), given referral contacts for health providers (midwives, local hospital, etc.), & perhaps even provided with basic handout kits (birthing/emergency, supplements). This would increase access by virally spreading vital maternal health info, tools, & emotional support through trusted community members, independent of ability to pay or proximity to traditional hospitals.

The solution could help midwives/HCW monitor expecting mothers, identify risk pregnancies and involve a doctor when required. I suggest a hybrid between Nokia Data Gathering tool or similar, like MoTeCH, and Medica Application from Nokia. Nokia Data Gathering tool allows creating of questionnaires and sending them to the midwives/HCW. Midwives gather data from the expecting moms they visit. Medica Application provides reminders, alerts, plays recorded messages, etc on the mobile phones of the midwives.