PSFK speaks with Merrick Schaefer about new ways to help health care workers in remote areas.

Project Mwana is a UNICEF Innovation initiative, working with the Zambian Ministry of Health in Malawi to find appropriate, scalable and impactful ways that mobile technologies can strengthen health services for mothers and infants in rural health clinics.

Project manager Merrick Schaefer shares his insight on Project Mwana below:

What recent projects have been particularly inspiring to you?

I really liked this Instedd project. I am not sure that a wheel makes things simpler or not, it will have to be field tested but I like pattern of thinking that went into it. How can we use simple things like SMS to really push into new spaces and deliver new services. What can we do with paper or workflows to make something simple like SMS do more.

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