July 8, 2013

Cellphones helping Afghanistan improve world's worst infant mortality rates

AfghanWomenCellPhones.jpeg World Vision recently conducted a pilot project in Afghanistan where parents are sent text messages in their local language throughout a pregnancy and during the first year of their baby's life. The Star reports.

quotemarksright.jpg World Vision says the pilot was successful and that 22 per cent more women delivered babies at health facilities and 20 per cent more women received prenatal care. Afghanistan's infant mortality rate is the worst in the world, according to U.N. statsquotesmarksleft.jpg

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