|MomConnect is a National Department of Health initiative using cell phones to register each
pregnancy in South Africa.
MomConnect has three main objectives:
How To Register:
Registered pregnant women will receive an SMS appropriate to their stage of pregnancy. MomConnect will also encourage expecting mothers to start ante-natal care, test for conditions such as hypertension, HIV/Aids and diabetes very early in their pregnancy. It will also emphasise preventing mother to child transmission at 14 weeks.
Once the baby is born, new moms can reply “baby” to any SMS sent from
MomConnect for information on how to care for their babies until the age
of one year.
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