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mHealth for Safer Deliveries

D-tree International has developed and field-tested an integrated phone-based tool that supports screening and counseling of pregnant women using clinical algorithms, facilitates transportation to a health facility during labor using mobile banking and data storage, and supports the CHW to provide follow-up care to mothers and their infants using clinical algorithms. Preliminary results from this project after 6639 deliveries show an increase in rates of supervised deliveries to 77% and of post-partum follow up to 91% of births compared to a baseline estimate of 48% supervised deliveries and 36.2% follow up care prior to the project. This project aims to scale this project to all of rural Zanzibar and expand in other parts of Tanzania.

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is part of the Grand Challenges partnership network. Visit www.grandchallenges.org to view the map of awarded grants across this network and grant opportunities from partners.