2017

Women achievers from South and South East Asia felicitated by BERG Singapore at a glittering event

The Summit panel discussion was followed by the Women Icons Awards that were presented to a total of 25 professionals. These included Dr. Aparna Hegde – ARMMAN Foundation India

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There's a simple reason India's pregnant women are missing vital ultrasound tests

Government hospitals are overcrowded and many do not have ultrasound facilities where women can get the recommended tests to find anomalies in their foetuses.

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Mobile phones hand-hold mothers through pregnancy

8.8 lakh women receive calls from ‘Mobile Mitra’ for counselling on pregnancy and infant care

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An ARMMAN for women's health

Combining everyday technology with health concerns, a Mumbai NGO has launched a unique service to ensure that pregnant women and new mothers get medicine reminders and also valuable advice.

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2016

Doctors fill healthcare vacuum in Jammu and Kashmir's villages

Mail Today has found a clutch of health experts who have emerged as rays of hope in the country's darkest corners.

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Cellular path to help moms tackle child malnutrition

The state will upgrade its existing mother-and-child tracking system to provide SMS alerts and health messages, while a NGO, ARMMAN, will upgrade its mMitra mobile voice call service covering 3 lakh mothers in Mumbai to fight against malnutrition.

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World Health Day: Young mothers in Maharashtra to receive free voice messages on child care

The initiative is a scale-up of the existing Mmitra programme, which currently has 3 lakh women registered to receive advice on maternal and child care across 37 government hospitals and maternity homes in Mumbai.
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Mumbai: Now, an app to locate hospital beds

Until now, 10 private hospitals, such as Seven Hills and Sushrut Hospital, have come on board. Attempts to now rope in BMC-run hospitals are underway.

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Mumbai maternal deaths: Hepatitis top killer, beats TB

Maternal deaths in the city dipped to 311 in 2015-16 with hepatitis overtaking tuberculosis as a bigger killer.
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Desire for male child triggering stillbirths in country: Study

The desire of Indians to have male progeny could be triggering stillbirths in the country, researchers from Delhi have found.
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Teenage pregnancies: Why Adivasi babies are dying in Dadra and Nagar Haveli

 

The Union territory is providing monetary incentives to woman who have their first child at the age of 20 years.
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How mobile phones are enabling quality maternal and child healthcare

Services like mMitra and Kilkari use Information & Communication Technologies and help save lives.
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2015

Indian Physician’s ‘Wish’ for Mothers: Better Care

Indian physician Aparna Hegde meets with villagers in Solapur, Maharashtra state, to explain how mobile technology can improve health care.
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She hand-held pregnant women out of their misery

If there was one doctor that maintains balance between working in urban and rural areas, it is Dr Aparna Hegde. In her late 30s, Hegde wears many hats.
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Emergency Response : No more deaths due to delays

Precious minutes could be lost running from hospital to hospital in Mumbai, trying to find Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds or matching blood group when a health emergency strikes.
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A technology thrust with a difference

Mint profiles four inventors who have developed unique technologies that have made a social impact.
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2014

An ARMMAN for women's health

Combining everyday technology with health concerns, a Mumbai NGO has launched a unique service to ensure that pregnant women and new mothers get medicine reminders and also valuable advice.

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A partnership for healthy moms and babies in India

Members of the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action, Johnson & Johnson and BabyCenter learn from colleagues from Armman and other local NGOs while visiting the Fisher Folk community, a slum in Mumbai, India, where the mHealth program mMitra is being implemented.

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Register with Mobile Mitra for information on safe delivery and childcare

Manjrekar is one of the many expecting mothers in Mumbai who has registered with Mobile Mitra initiative, a non-profit organisation dealing in Advancing Reduction Mortality and Morbidity of Mothers, children and Neonates (ARMMAN).
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A Virtual Friend For Pregnant Women

Twice the number of babies born in India to low-income families die every year as compared to those born into wealthier families.
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Saving India's mothers through mobile phones

Unique mobile messaging service, mMitra, helps poor pregnant women in Mumbai fight against maternal mortality.
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The Key To A Healthy Pregnancy In Mumbai

Initiatives such as Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (“MAMA”) aim to empower new and expectant mothers with health information so that she has the knowledge she needs to make healthy decisions and take action.
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2013


MUMBAI: SMS HEALTH TIPS FOR WANNABE MOMS

LTMG Hosp launches drive to remind pregnant women on taking medicines.
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