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TitleMOBILE-BASED SOLUTIONS FOR REDUCING MATERNAL AND INFANT MORTALITY IN AFRICA: Lessons from Cameroon, Case Study 44.
AuthorACBF
SubjectMATERNAL AND INFANT MORTALITY IN AFRICA
Date of Publication2016044
PublisherAfrican Community of Practice on Management for Development result at the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)
Number of Pages7 pages
LanguageEnglish
Geographical CoverageCameroon
KeywordsMalnutrition and infant mortality in Africa
AbstractMalnutrition and infant mortality are major health problems in Africa. Giving birth or completing the first year of age for children is alarmingly risky. Despite the efforts of the Safe Motherhood Initiative (SMI) and efforts of governments and international partners in the framework of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the maternal and infant mortality remains important. Thousands of women of reproductive age and children under five are still dying due to insufficient medical facilities, entrenched harmful traditional practices and management. This knowledge product presented an initiative of Alain Nteff, a youthful social entrepreneur from Cameroon who launched the Gifted Mom project in 2013. The product was elaborated using literature review and information from past interviews (Between 2013 and 2015) of Alain Nteff, and intend to showcase the initiative and inspire many other young people through the continent. The initiative of Alain Nteff is indeed original and is providing Cameroon and Nigeria with eight services with aim to get health information to the hands of pregnant women and new mothers. With the leadership of Alain Nteff, Gifted Mom impacted 6,700 women and newborns, won several prizes and partnered with important institutions for the development of the startup.
Copyright HolderAfrican Community of Practice (AfCoP)
Copyright URLhttp://www.acbf-pact.org
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