Every Birth Counts: A Mobile Tracking Application to Strengthen Health Systems in Low Resource Settings
Dates: 5/8/17 - 12/31/18
Co-Investigators: Crystal Patil, Stacie Geller
Abstract: Our goal is to improve health system responses to severe maternal morbidities and mortality using BirthCounts, a simple yet innovative mobile birth tracking application designed for use in low-resource countries. 99% of all maternal deaths occur in low-resource settings where weak health systems impede accurate reporting on cause-specific maternal morbidity and mortality. The health management information systems (HMIS) widely utilized in low-resource countries have failed to produce accurate and timely data that can be used for effective monitoring and decision-making.