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An Interactive Voice-Controlled Virtual Mentor to Support Birth Attendants in Resource-Constrained Setting

The innovation is “Virtual Mentor" that when triggered by a spoken command interacts audibly with the birth attendant during a postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) event to increase adherence to established management algorithms and timeliness of interventions. We will use an “off-the-shelf" package to rapidly and inexpensively develop the prototype for a PPH VM--the Amazon Alexa device.

More information about Saving Lives at Birth (Round 8)

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