Hesperian's Safe Pregnancy and Birth mobile app, and free healthcare books

Mary S
Posted May 10, 2016 from United Kingdom

Hesperian's Safe Pregnancy and Birth app is designed for, and has been tested with, people in developing countries. It is available for free download for both Apple and Android devices and there are links to all the downloads at http://hesperian.org/books-and-resources/safe-pregnancy-and-birth-mobile-app/

'Available in English and Spanish, Hesperian’s comprehensive app on pregnancy and birth contains a wealth of information on: •how to stay healthy during pregnancy •how to recognize danger signs during pregnancy, birth, and after birth •what to do when a danger sign arises •when to refer a woman to emergency care •instructions for community health workers with step-by-step explanations such as “How to take blood pressure,” “How to treat someone in shock,” “How to stop bleeding.”'

Hesperian also produce a range of health-related books, all designed for people in developing countries, which can be purchased and/or downloaded from their website.

Their Gratis Book Programme sends free copies to organisations in developing countries - http://hesperian.org/books-and-resources/gratis-book-program/has information on how to apply

Note: I originally posted this in reply to another post, but thought I would share here too so more people would see it.

Mary

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Olaoluwa Abagun
May 10, 2016
May 10, 2016

Thank you Mary :)

No mother deserves to die during child birth and all mothers deserve to live and watch their babies develop!

Thanks for sharing resources that ensure just that.

Mary S
May 12, 2016
May 12, 2016

Hi Ola

You are welcome!

I completely agree, it is shocking how many die in pregnancy or giving birth, it shouldn't happen

Mary

Sarah Murali
May 10, 2016
May 10, 2016

Hello Mary,

Thanks so much for sharing this interesting app! You might also want to post this in the Technology and Innovation Group, or the Resource Library, so that it has an even better chance of being seen.

What a useful and important tool! Thanks so much for sharing!

Best Wishes,

Sarah

Mary S
May 12, 2016
May 12, 2016

Hi Sarah

You are welcome!

I have added it to the Resource Library. I already added it to the Technology group as I originally put it in a reply to a post in there before sharing it separately.

Mary

Sarah Murali
May 12, 2016
May 12, 2016

Oh, that's wonderful! Thanks so much, Mary!

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