Technology used to save lives in West Africa

Thursday, September 10, 2015

A mobile health platform has been launched with the mission of improving health conditions for pregnant women and fighting child mortality in Africa.

Alain Nteff, who co-founded Gifted Mom, defined this project as a social enterprise that is developing innovative technologies that are aimed at creating a world free of maternal infant mortality.

Nteff said the idea struck him in 2012, and was birthed with the help of his co-founder who is a medical doctor. After witnessing the loss of 17 premature babies in Cameroon from causes that were preventable, Nteff inquired about how this was happening in the wake of technology.

He was told that the main problem was that there exists medical resources but there are no channels to actually inform rural mothers of these resources.

Source: CNBC Africa (link opens in a new window)

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