A Cameroonese startup fighting against child mortality

Project description

Yearning to contribute in the fight against child mortality whose rates are alarming (51 deaths for 1000 births, in Cameroon, in 2017), the young computer engineer Alain Nteff Kezaf has created, in 2013, GiftedMom, a social startup with an eponymous digital application that reminds mothers and pregnant mothers the dates of vaccinations or consultations, also consists of an algorithm sending personalised messages according to the age of the infant. The staff consists of 12 full-time workers, 2 doctors, 4 field officers working with more than 30 nurses in the hospitals of Cameroon. GiftedMom won the Anisha Prize in 2014, the Commonwealth best e-health application in 2016 and the 2018 Sanofi Challenges in Africa prize. It consists of 100 000 active users in 2018, of which pregnant women and mothers in remote areas of Cameroon benefiting from both a prenatal and a post-natal follow-up.

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Project summary

  • Organization Gifted Mom
  • Location Cameroun
  • Creation date 09/05/2019
  • Project category eHealth
    • Mobile application
    • Telemedecine
    • Women

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