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Mark Kaigwa

Mark Kaigwa

All matters to do with digital and social media on the project.

Maternal Health Hotline: connecting Community Health Workers and mothers with mobile technology

Malawi’s health care centers, hospitals and clinics are overcrowded and understaffed, resulting in an overburdened health system that lacks the resources to effectively treat patients. But as mobile technology skyrockets across the African continent — with mobile phone subscriptions growing 20 percent a year over the past five years — the Malawi Ministry of Health and NGOs such as Village Reach are collaborating with communities to use cell phones to address some of the causes of poor health care for women and children.

Daddy's First Visit to the Clinic - Emmanuel's Story from Tema Hospital in Ghana

What happens when a new father takes his first visit to a clinic? At Tema General Hospital's PMTCT and Antenatal Clinic we meet Emmanuel and his wife Susanna and through his eyes find the place of a Daddy in Accra today.

Miriam Makeba Honoured as Mama Afrika Award Launched in South Africa at International MNCH Conference

A beautifully lit stage welcomed delegates as they streamed into the Boma Banquet Hall at the Birchwood Hotel on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa.

A Tweet and a Like to Save a Life

Read how a 25 year old Kenyan built an online database of blood donors and is using Twitter and instant messaging to connect mothers and babies in critical need with life saving supplies.