Service provides pregnant woman and young mothers with essential information to take the necessary steps for a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery.
DAR ES SALAAM – According to African tradition the birth of a child shouldn’t be carefully prepared. That’s what 42-year old Mary says. She is a teacher in Nkuladi, a small village near Dodoma, the capital of Tanzania. “In that case we believe that your baby will be stillborn”. However, Mary has thrown all traditions and superstition overboard during her sixth pregnancy when she was convinced by her doctor that the right information would truly benefit her and her baby. Mary registered herself for the SMS-service of mHealth. “Because of this service I realized I had to go to the clinic when I had severe abdominal pains in the first three months of my pregnancy.”