Every year, around 300,000 women die from complications in pregnancy or childbirth, 2.7 million babies die during the first 28 days of life and 2.6 million stillbirths occur. The majority of these deaths are preventable.
The Safe Delivery App is a smartphone app that provides skilled birth attendants with direct and instant access to timely, evidence-based and up-to-date clinical guidelines on Basic Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care.
The Safe Delivery App leverages the growing ubiquity of mobile phones to provide life-saving information and guidance through easy-to-understand animated instruction videos, action cards and drug lists. It can serve as an alternative training tool both in pre- and in-service training, and equips birth attendants even in the most remote areas with a powerful on-the-job reference tool.
At an event on Wednesday 6 December hosted by Maternity Foundation, UNFPA and the Embassy of Denmark in Ghana, the smartphone application “The Safe Delivery App” was launched.
The launch was attended by midwives, doctors, other health professionals, representatives of the Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service, CHAG, and civil society organizations in the health sector to outdoor Safe Delivery and also get first use of the application.
It works by giving pregnant women, midwives, nurses, health enthusiasts in general free access to read, watch videos and download simple instructions aimed to help solve some of the most common issues connected to pregnancies and Births. Content on The Safe Delivery App are refreshed or updated whenever a user is connected to the internet.
About Safe Delivery
The Safe Delivery App has been presented at several international conferences, including the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics Conference in Vancouver and Global Maternal and Newborn Health Conference in Mexico City.
The app was developed by the University of Copenhagen, University of Southern Denmark and Maternity Foundation, provides immediate access to evidence-based information on basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care.