Ghana Library Authority / Northern Regional Library: Technology for Maternal Health Service

Mobile phone information service to help reduce maternal mortality in Ghana

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TYPE:
Case Study
AUTHOR:
EIFL-PLIP
DATE:
May 2013
DOCUMENT LANGUAGE:
English
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Two-page case study describing how this innovative public library sent weekly text messages to pregnant women, hosted public health events and launched a maternal health education campaign on local radio stations. For health workers, the library set up a maternal health corner with free access to five computers pre-loaded with maternal health information. They trained 15 health workers to use the computers, to conduct online research and to access the pre-loaded material. 

This service was initiated with support from the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) in 2012. This case study is based on impact assessment conducted by the library in 2013.