Reducing Maternal Mortality Rates and Infant Mortality Ratios

Project start date : 10/01/2013

Beneficiary country : Afghanistan Ethiopia Ghana India Nigeria Rwanda Uganda

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Mother and child health
  • Primary healthcare
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Vaccination

Fields of application

  • Information, education and communication for behaviour change (IEC)
  • Patient monitoring and medical data

Stage of development

  • Routine project/operational

Financing method

  • Public (grant/subsidies, call for proposals/call for tender, etc.)
  • Private (private investors, crowdfunding, philanthropy, etc.)
  • NGO
  • Government agency (USAID, etc.)
  • Intergovernmental or international agency

Area where the project is utilised

  • International (in several countries)

Economic model(s)

  • Subsidies
  • Advertising
  • Donations

Target audience

  • Pregnant women
  • Young children (0-5 years)

Project objectives

  • Decreased mortality
  • Decreased morbidity
  • Other (please explain)

Materials used

  • Smartphone
  • Tablet
  • Connected objects

Technologies used

  • Mobile app (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, HTML5, etc.)

About the sponsor


ZMQ is a “Technology for Development” social enterprise, which create practical technology linked tools [&] solutions to empower communities by providing timely information and connecting them with life-saving services, thus achieving sustainable development. There is a huge gap in provisioning information and services to rural, under-privileged and isolated communities. And this has been for hundreds of years. With the advent of technology, especially, it is seen that these technologies can bring in transformative changes by substantially improving accessibility, affordability and effectiveness of social programs, thus enabling human development. ZMQ’s theory of change is to provide “information [&] services” to isolated, marginalized and rural communities in a timely and accessible way, which often makes difference between life and death.

Sector : Institutions (Communities, public authorities, NGOs, foundations, etc.)

Country of origin : India

Contact : Sponsor website Project website

Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation

Yes, auto-evaluated or evaluated by a related organization


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