Vodacom DRC (Vodacom.com), pan-African communications leader, and Mondia (Mondia.com), a private mobile technology company driven by innovation, are proud to announce the deployment of the Mum & Baby maternal health service through the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Mum & Baby is a free mobile health response service that provides Vodacom DRC subscribers with maternal, newborn and child health information designed to encourage good health practices among pregnant women, mothers, partners and children. caregivers. Mondia creates tailor-made Mum & Baby content in the local language, and includes expert articles, videos and information sharing texts.
Future improvements to Mum & Baby in DRC will provide interactive tools, including a due date calculator, immunization schedule, medication reminder, medication safety information, and other health tools and services. The service is available in French.
The Mum & Baby service offers positive socio-economic benefits in the geographic areas where it operates. In a recent KPMG survey conducted to understand the impact of the Mum & Baby service:
- Over 95% of respondents said they found the SMS received to be useful or very useful in learning new information about their own health and well-being and that of their children / children;
- 98% of respondents agreed or totally agreed that they had taken measures to improve their child’s health as a result of the information provided by the Mum & Baby service; and
- 98% of pregnant women and mothers surveyed agreed or strongly agreed that they had taken steps to improve their own health based on the information provided by the Mum & Baby service.
Dr Amadeo Rahmann, CEO of Mondia Group, said of the partnership that “accessing health services in Africa can be difficult, and Mum & Baby provides a free and convenient way to access expert advice. snapshots where it’s needed most. The Mum & Baby service leverages Mondia’s extensive networks and expertise in content production and curation, and we expect it to continue to have a positive social impact wherever it is deployed. “
“Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all ages is one of the 17 United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, achieving this goal, especially with regard to infant health, has been threatened by the burden of COVID-19 on African health systems. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 300,000 African babies die on the day they are born each year, most often due to inadequate educational maternal and newborn care. Initiatives that put the power of good health directly into the people’s hands are more important than ever, ”concluded Dr. Rahmann.
“Mum & Baby has become our flagship maternity health and wellness brand. We are proud of how it contributes to our vision to build communities, bring health solutions to more lives and promote good health outcomes, ”said the spokesperson for Vodacom DRC.
Launched in South Africa in 2017, the Mum & Baby service had 1.2 million registered subscribers as of August 2018. The next rollout of the service will take place in Lesotho later this month.
The Mum & Baby DRC service can be accessed here (http://bit.ly/3q61Yz1).