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MHTF Quarterly, Issue 3: mHealth for maternal health

 

The MHTF Quarterly shares resources, research and news in key maternal health areas.  Our focus here is on the use of mobile technology for improving maternal health.

The release of new maternal morality estimates and proposals for the post-2015 maternal mortality targets demonstrate the power of information, data and statistics. Enumerating maternal deaths and disabilities at global, national and sub-national levels is critical to assessing appropriate strategies and tools to more effectively deliver maternal health services post-2015.
 
Information and communication technology (ICT) is emerging as a powerful method to help overcome barriers to delivering, monitoring and evaluating high-quality maternal healthcare. Increasing uptake of mobile phones in low- and middle-income countries offers new opportunities for implementers, researchers and maternal health service providers; ICT enables them to expand their reach to pregnant women and link them to health services, support health providers in point-of-care decision-making, and strengthen health systems through more efficient, transparent data collection. In contrast to the rapid rise of mobile phones in health systems, evidence about the extent to which mHealth optimizes high-quality maternal health interventions, lags behind. More than ever, evidence, tools and perspectives on how mHealth can help operationalize maternal health goals are needed.

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Featured Resources

 
Browse more technical resources on our mHealth for maternal health topic page. 


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Recent publications

 
Check out all the most recent publications on mHealth for maternal health.
 
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Videos

 
More videos on this topic can be found on the MHTF’s Technology in Maternal and Newborn Care Vimeo channel.

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MHTF blog

Check out MHTF’s mHealth for maternal health blog series to learn about trends, perspectives, and lessons learned from colleagues working globally at the intersection of mHealth and maternal health. Join the conversation and share a guest blog post about your work. Contact Katie Millar, kmillar@hsph.harvard.edu, for more information on contributing to the MHTF Blog.

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Stay up-to-date: @MHTF’s contributions to #mHealthMonday keeps you current with the latest in mHealth for maternal health.
 

The MHTF mHealth for Maternal Health Topic Page


MHTF’s topic page on mHealth for maternal health enables you to explore additional resources, recent publications, videos, blog posts, and links to organizations working on mHealth and maternal health.
 

Convening critical voices


As part of its ongoing collaborations with global maternal health organizations, the MHTF, together with Johns Hopkins and WHO HRP convened mHealth for maternal health: bridging the gaps, a technical meeting held in Boston, Massachusetts in April 2014. The meeting’s purpose was to bring the mHealth and maternal health communities together to bridge knowledge gaps by sharing research and programmatic work; discuss up-to-date evidence of mHealth for maternal health efficacy; identify evidence gaps, and determine next steps.

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Contact us!


The MHTF is always looking for new resources, research, perspectives and news on this important issue. We invite your feedback and any resources you’d like to share! Please contact Natalie Ramm, nramm@hsph.harvard.edu, with comments, suggestions and questions.

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