Born To Text: Story Worldwide Responds To PSFK Future Of Health Report

Born To Text: Story Worldwide Responds To PSFK Future Of Health Report

An easy-to-use text messaging system to register births and track children's growth.

Scott Mioduszewski
  • 4 august 2010

08 foh story worldwide concepts

Born To Text

Born To Text

A simple database is created that accepts text messages from cell phones. These messages can be sent from community health workers or from individuals themselves who are not near a CHW when the birth occurs. Simple instructions need to be given to individuals who may not have fluent texting skills so that they can at least convey basic information about a birth. The messages sent from individuals or village leaders will be sent to the CHW’s (from the receiving database) so that they can visit the newborn and ensure the appropriate care and vaccinations are seen to.

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