OpenIDEO, a collaborative design challenge, hosted by the design firm IDEO, Oxfam, and Nokia, recently developed a challenge focusing on maternal health and mhealth. For the next four weeks, they are soliciting inspiration from people working in global health on “How might we improve maternal health with mobile technologies for low-income countries?“:
We’re asking you, the OpenIDEO community, to come up with inspirations and concepts around improving the knowledge and access to maternal health services, specifically where mobile technologies can be used as a tool to aid this. We’re focusing our solutions in low-income countries, such as Burkina Faso and Bangladesh. In many such countries fees for health care prevent millions of mothers from seeking the professional care they need or where under-investment means health works or medicines are unavailable.
For more information on maternal health and mobile technology, you can read about the Maternal Health Policy Series “New Applications for Existing Technologies to Improve Maternal Health.”