ACCRA, Ghana, December 8, 2017-Mareeg.com-Every year 30,000 infants lose their lives due to complications related to birth or pregnancies – and this is in Ghana alone. A new application for smartphones aims to lower this number significantly.
At an event on Wednesday 6 December hosted by Maternity Foundation, UNFPA and the Embassy of Denmark in Ghana, the smartphone application “The Safe Delivery App” was launched. The event was attended by 44 midwives, doctors, other health staff, representatives of the Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service, CHAG, and civil society organisations in the health sector and offered intensive thorough introduction to the application.
The application works by letting pregnant women, midwives or anyone else get access to download several simple instructions that are aimed to help solve some of the most common issues connected to pregnancies and births. The application downloads content whenever your phone is connected to the internet, so that people will be able to access the information even in parts of Ghana where internet connection is unstable.