An Inside Look at Mobile Health for Mothers in India

Appreciate the work ARMMAN is doing


By Rachel Sorensen

MAMA (the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action) uses mobile phones to deliver relevant health information directly to new and expectant mothers, so they have the knowledge they need to take charge of their health and the health of their children.

In 2014, MAMA and local implementing partner ARMMAN launched the mMitra program in India, a country which has the highest burden of maternal, child, and newborn deaths in the world.

In many areas across India, women do not live or work near health professionals or facilities that can address questions or concerns about their pregnancies. MAMA provides vital health information directly to these women on issues ranging from nutrition to breastfeeding to antenatal care.

Here is a look at some of the women who make up mMitra.

Bina Tara Pasha Nevpani


Bina, a 26-year-old mother who lives in the western suburbs of Mumbai, began subscribing to MAMA…

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