Case Study

Using mHealth to reduce maternal & newborn deaths in India

Project Overview

In 2011, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) collaborated with the National Heath Mission (NHM) in Uttar Pradesh, India to establish the Reducing Maternal and Newborn Deaths (ReMiND) project to improve the delivery of community-level prenatal and postnatal care and support services. CRS worked with Dimagi to develop a customized, mobile health (mHealth) application for the government’s frontline health workers using Dimagi’s open source mobile platform, CommCare. Since its pilot deployment, the ReMiND project has successfully matured from an initial proof of concept to a scaled mobile tool for community health workers.

Implementing Partners: Catholic Relief Services, Dimagi

Countries: India

Sectors: Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health (MNCH)


  • Case management
  • Data Collection
  • Supervision apps
  • Referrals
  • Multimedia Counselling
  • SMS Reminders

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