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On Wednesday July 30, 2014, Africare will propose an integrated package of life-saving maternal and newborn interventions to increase demand for and access to high-quality health services in Zambia at the DevelopmentXchange Conference  in Washington, D.C. The project, which includes an mHealth component from Dimagi, was one of 52 finalists selected for the 2014 Saving Lives at Birth competition.

The project “Maternity Waiting Homes: Integrated Maternal and Child Health” will save lives at birth by creating Maternity Waiting Homes, incorporating mobile technology and using motorbike ambulances to close the distance between expecting mothers and the health facilities where they can receive prenatal care and deliver babies safely. It will utilize CommCare mobile technology to provide pregnant women with real-time health information and reminders to support them during pregnancy.

The DevelopmentXChange Marketplace is open to the public on Friday August 1 from 9 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., at the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004.  Vote now, and make Africare/Dimagi the “People’s Choice” at this year’s 2014 Saving Lives at Birth Conference!