MONROVIA – Researchers at the University of Liberia, the University of Michigan and the University of Ghana, are working together to ensure that expectant mothers in Liberia have a safer childbirth experience through the connective power of WhatsApp. “Liberia has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. Dr. Lori will implement a WhatsApp platform for medical staff and community health workers in rural areas in Liberia to communicate with staff at larger hospitals to accelerate the referral and treatment of obstetric emergencies. “We are training community health workers also known as Community health Assistants, to better identify obstetric emergencies and refer them on using the WhatsApp platform. Some of these community health assistants are working in very hard to reach places, where people have to walk two hours to a nearest health care.
Source: Front Page Africa December 30, 2020 09:56 UTC