Special Delivery: An Analysis of mHealth in Maternal and Newborn Health Programs and Their Outcomes Around the World

@article{Tamrat2011SpecialDA,
  title={Special Delivery: An Analysis of mHealth in Maternal and Newborn Health Programs and Their Outcomes Around the World},
  author={Tigest Tamrat and Stan Kachnowski},
  journal={Maternal and Child Health Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={16},
  pages={1092-1101}
}
Mobile health (mHealth) encompasses the use of mobile telecommunication and multimedia into increasingly mobile and wireless health care delivery systems and has the potential to improve tens of thousands of lives each year. The ubiquity and penetration of mobile phones presents the opportunity to leverage mHealth for maternal and newborn care, particularly in under-resourced health ecosystems. Moreover, the slow progress and funding constraints in attaining the Millennium Development Goals for… 

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