According to stats released by the Danish Embassy in Ghana, about 30,000 infants die every year due to birth and pregnancies related complications.
To curb this huge loss of lives at such a tender age, the Danish Embassy has liaised with the University of Copenhagen, University of Southern Denmark, and the Maternity Foundation to launch the Safe Delivery app to help curb infant mortality in Ghana.
The mobile application is designed to provide users immediate access to evidence-based information on basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care.
“The application downloads content wherever your phone is connected to the internet, so that people will be able to access the information even in parts of Ghana where internet connection is unstable,” reads a statement from the Danish Embassy.
The embassy further elaborates that the use of a mobile app technology to disseminate health news in nothing new, but the demand of it, and its impact has increased tremendously in recent years.
“A decade ago only 1/5 people in the world had access to a mobile device, but in 2017 around half of the world’s population has access to one.”
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