Using basic technology – and corporate social responsibility - to save lives

Chris Bateman


While South Africa will almost certainly fail to meet next year’s Millennium Development Goals of reducing deaths of children under 5 by two-thirds and by three quarters the maternal mortality rate by three-quarters, one brilliantly simple technological innovation is accelerating progress.

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Chris Bateman, HMPG, South Africa

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Maternal mortality; MomConnect; SMS; Text message; Technology

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South African Medical Journal 2014;104(12):839-840. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.8992

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Date submitted: 2014-10-03
Date published: 2014-10-13

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