Hesperian's mobile app, Safe Pregnancy and Birth, was featured on the Bay Area's KQED public radio this morning.
Reported Kat Snow posted the following report on kqed.org:
"An award-winning app developed in the Bay Area aims to help pregnant women stay healthy and reduce the number of maternal deaths worldwide.
Berkeley-based Hesperian Health Guides created the Safe Pregnancy and Birth app for pregnant women, family members, and health care workers. Hesperian executive director Sarah Shannon says the app uses line drawings to illustrate information, such as how to prevent shock.
"It just helps people as a visual cue to remember, oh, yes, I remember seeing that drawing -- that's what I know I'll do in the case of an emergency," says Shannon.
Hesperian Health Guides has been awarded $10,000 by Intel Corporation and Ashoka Changemakers as a winner of the “She Will Innovate” competition. Hesperian’s app for mobile phones, Safe Pregnancy and Birth, was chosen out of 292 submissions from 54 countries as one of three entries which most represents “the world’s most innovative solutions that equip girls and women with new digital technologies -- enabling them to live healthier, smarter, and more meaningful lives.”Read More