Project Lead(s): Michael Lwin
According to the United Nations Population Fund, for every 1,000 live births in Myanmar, where only one-third of deliveries are facility-based, two mothers and 62 children under age 5 die -- the worst rates in the region. Most maternal deaths are caused by treatable conditions such as bleeding and infection. Needed is greater access to information and health facilities.
This project will scale up nationwide its “maymay” mobile phone app (koekoetech.com/maymay), which provides access to quality information regarding pregnancy, a baby’s first two years, nutrition and other topics, access to 10,000 doctors and midwives for advice, facilitates the setup of appointments, and ratings of medical personnel.
The new funding will enable more content to be added, including family planning, gender-based violence services, infectious disease prevention, and health Key Performance Indicator reporting. The app will be sustainable via ad revenues and doctor referral fees.
The University of Sydney and UCLA experts will assess the app's impacts.