Browsing: Emergency transport for pregnant and postpartum women

At an event to launch the new programme, Vodacom Group CEO Shameel Joosub said: “At Vodacom, our purpose is to build better futures and create productive societies. Core to this is the belief that technology must help bridge divides and improve equitable access to services. We believe that technology coupled with the country’s enabling environment and political will – has the potential to support African nations realize transformation in healthcare, agriculture, education, financial services and other priority sectors.”

Vodacom Tanzania’s Managing Director, Sitholizwe Mdlalose confirmed: “Too many pregnant women, women in childbirth and newborns die each year from largely preventable causes.  For nine years, we have been working with the Government to develop a practical, sustainable and scalable solution to reduce maternal and newborn deaths in the country.”

He added that they have built a system that strengthens health care delivery and connects the community and lower-level health facilities to responsive emergency transport.”