Brendah Nantongo

Uganda

Zaala Care Center


For Ugandan women, Zaala Care reduces maternal mortality rates, improves reproductive health awareness than other health information services by providing localized audio information about maternal health. Maternal mortality rates are high in Uganda, and a contributing factor is that many expectant mothers lack the proper information about what to do during pregnancy. They have no option but to follow myths about pregnancy that can endanger their lives. Zaala Care is a device that provides women with verified information about maternal, reproductive, and child health, delivered in their own language. Designed like a phone, the device provides recorded audio advice, making the information completely accessible to women who cannot read.