In Pictures: 10 examples of mobile health around the world

Health care workers in the developing world are using mobile phones to address critical health needs ranging from maternal mortality to HIV testing to clean water. Here are 10 examples of mobile health around the world.

Educating New Moms

How do you educate new moms? Many of us may pick up books or learn from family members, but some new moms lack the resources to know how to properly care for an infant. A free text message program called text4baby launched by the National Healthy Mothers and the Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB), and a similar program called Text4baby Russia, supported by the Russian Ministry of Health and Social Development, provide useful texts on a variety of topics—obtaining birth certificates, eating healthy, avoiding smoking and drinking during pregnancy, working while pregnant, breastfeeding, maintaining psychological and emotional health, engaging in physical activity during pregnancy, and knowing the key stages of development in an infant's first year.

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