Mobile Service Helps Bring Down Infant Mortality [Mali]

Author: Kelvin Chibomba, oneworld.net, Published on: 8 August 2007

In Coura...it's now possible to monitor the health of local infants...with the launch of a new pilot project dubbed Pesinet. Initiated and funded by Alcatel-Lucent, Fondation Orange Mali, Afrique Initiatives, Medicament Export (Medex) and Kafo Yeredeme, the project aims to provide a preventative medical diagnostic service for infants between 0-5 years...According to Robert Dulery, Director of Medicament Export: "Consistent monitoring of variations of weight is a basic medical service, but it’s an effective way of detecting a range of illnesses from malnutrition to malaria and it allows the doctor to intervene quickly."

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