Approximately 1 in 44 women in Uganda will die from pregnancy related complications throughout their lifetime.
SMS Maama is a student run, multinational, award-winning social business venture aimed at increasing access to maternal health information, empowering women to recognize common pregnancy-related complications before they become more serious.
WHAT IS SMS MAAMA DOING NOW?
We are currently conducting focus groups in Kampala, Uganda, learning more about what women want and need out of a service like SMS Maama.
SMS Maama fulfills a woman's right to health information about their pregnancies. Innovating on existing technologies, we use automated text messages to send both pregnancy-related information and screen for complications. We assume that if more women are armed with information about their health, they may seek out healthcare more often before complications become more serious. Women will interact with the system, encouraging and increasing brick and mortar health care access.