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14 August 2014

Mobile technology to be used to improve maternal and child health in Africa

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In an effort to boost mother and child healthcare in Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) has joined hands with Samsung to provide smartphones to health workers. The phones will be integrated with a software that will be able to track the health of the mother and the child from the stage of conception till the child is delivered, says a report in, a news website.

According to Samsung East Africa chief operating officer, Robert Ngeru, the smartphones will be subsidised by WHO and Samsung and hence will cost less. “Currently, the initiative is in Nigeria and South Africa and we plan to roll out the programme next year in February across East Africa, starting with Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda,” he said.

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