Mobile technology reduces maternal mortality
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Abdul-Rashid Imoro, Project Officer of Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) of Savana Signatures, a Tamale NGO, has said some health facilities in the Northern Region had recorded zero maternal mortality due to mobile phone technology the NGO had introduced in the area.
The NGO developed a technology-based mobile telephony in four project areas of the Kumbungu District, the Yendi and Savelugu Municipalities as well as the Tamale Metropolis aimed at reducing maternal mortality.
Mr Imoro said this at a commitment workshop on the “Technology for Maternal Health Project” in Tamale on Sarurday.
He said Savana Signatures improved the skills, knowledge and approaches of some midwives and community health nurses in six health facilities that enhanced the use of Information and Communication Technology tools on maternal health information.