Antenatal care

Includes care for anemia, provision of tetanus toxoid vaccine, and issues related to pregnancy-specific nutrition.

Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) Lessons Learned

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May 14, 2018
This document highlights key operational lessons learned from four country programs—Bangladesh, South Africa, India and Nigeria—that implemented the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) approach.

Use of mobile phones and text messaging to decrease the turnaround time for early infant HIV diagnosis and notification in rural Zambia: an observational study.

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Mar 08, 2017

BACKGROUND: Early infant diagnosis of HIV infection is challenging in rural sub-Saharan Africa as blood samples are sent to central laboratories for HIV DNA testing, leading to delays in diagnosis and treatment initiation.

US and territory telemedicine policies: identifying gaps in perinatal care.

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Sep 10, 2016

BACKGROUND: Perinatal regionalization is a system of maternal and neonatal risk-appropriate health care delivery in which resources are ideally allocated for mothers and newborns during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum, to deliver appropriate care.

Mobile Phone Interventions for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Systematic Review.

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Sep 02, 2016

CONTEXT: Interventions for adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) are increasingly using mobile phones but may not effectively report evidence.

Impact of an SMS advice programme on maternal and newborn health in rural China: study protocol for a quasi-randomised controlled trial.

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Aug 12, 2016

INTRODUCTION: Expectant mothers in low-income and middle-income countries often lack access to vital information about pregnancy, preparation for birth and best practices when caring for their newborn.

Low-Income First-Time Mothers: Effects of APN Follow-up Using Mobile Technology on Maternal and Infant Outcomes.

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Aug 10, 2016

Background. Low-income mothers have greater challenges in accessing health care services due changes in the health care system and budget cuts.

Does mobile phone ownership predict better utilization of maternal and newborn health services? a cross-sectional study in Timor-Leste.

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Jul 25, 2016

BACKGROUND: Increasingly popular mobile health (mHealth) programs have been proposed to promote better utilization of maternal, newborn and child health services. However, women who lack access to a mobile phone are often left out of both mHealth programs and research.

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