Project Lead(s): Duc Anh Ngo
As perinatal and neonatal care advances, more preterm babies are surviving and being discharged from neonatal intensive care units (NICU) to be cared for by parents. However, follow-up care for these high-risk babies is often not available or accessible in low- and middle-income countries, such as Vietnam. E-BabyCare is a virtual platform for follow-up care of preterm babies with a web interface, smartphone apps, and a call centre. NICU care providers can make "virtual visits" and parents can remotely access providers via SMS, phone, chat, or video conference. Furthermore, the platform allows for real-time follow-up and monitoring of the baby's health, early detection of complications, and timely referral for early intervention.