Perinatal Mortality Reduced: 19 vs. 36 per 1,000
Automated SMS and a mobile phone voucher enabling 2-way communication between wired mothers and healthcare providers in a resource-limited setting
Country of study
Journal paper title and link
Mobile Phone Intervention Reduces Perinatal Mortality in Zanzibar: Secondary Outcomes of a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial
Excerpt from Abstract
"The rate was lower in the intervention clusters, 19 per 1000 births, than in the control clusters, 36 per 1000 births. The intervention was associated with a significant reduction in perinatal mortality with an odds ratio (OR) of 0.50 (95% CI 0.27-0.93)....Mobile phone applications may contribute to improved health of the newborn and should be considered by policy makers in resource-limited settings."