BLUETOWN and Maternity Foundation
The focus of the 2016 Conference ‘Women Deliver’ will be on how to make development matter for girls and women, with a specific focus on health, rights, gender equality, education, and economic empowerment.
An exhibition at The Confederation of Danish Industry (Dansk Industry) in Copenhagen, shows how a number of Danish companies are working to promote the conditions of women in developing countries. BLUETOWN is part of the exhibition!
BLUETOWN cooperates with the Danish NGO Maternity Foundation on an awareness campaign with focus on safer births targeted health staff in Tanzania.
An Internet connection in the health sector will provide better training, flexible long-distance diagnoses, better treatments and education. Research shows that access to reliable communication is a self-reinforcing enabler for higher standards of living. Yet, more than half of the world’s population lives in areas without Internet connectivity.
We are about to change that.
Together with Maternity Foundation, a Danish NGO with a strong track record in implementing sustainable maternal and newborn health programs in Sub-Saharan Africa, we partnered about a pilot project in Tanzania.
Maternity Foundation has together with University of Southern Denmark and University of Copenhagen, developed and tested The Safe Delivery App.
The Safe Delivery App is an innovative mHealth training tool for birth attendants in low and middle income countries to strengthen quality of care and hereby reduce the high maternal and newborn mortality rate caused by lack of skilled care at deliveries.
Through simple animated clinical instruction films, the app teaches and instructs birth attendants on how to manage complicated deliveries. The films address all seven signal functions of Basic Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care, and are based on global, clinical guidelines.
Our pilot project aims to spread important health information to clinics and midwives in villages that would otherwise not have access to information. The project is planned in Dodoma region with a study of 30 midwives distributed in 10-15 villages. It will be distributed by BLUETOWN ‘s local cloud server, making information readily available and free.