Kesandu Nwokolo, a U.S-based app developer, has developed an app to help reduce infant and maternal mortality in Africa. The innovative healthcare app called, CradleCount, would revolutionize the
health sector in Nigeria and Africa.
A statement released for the app yesterday, noted that about 6 out of 10 women in Nigeria and Africa have their babies at home, where the delivery is not supervised by a skilled birth attendant. The errors in estimating the expected date of delivery normally lead to these unexpected deliveries.
If this is not addressed, there will be increased pregnancy related complications resulting in more maternal and infant mortality. Seeing these shocking statistics and challenges led to the development of CradleCount.
CradleCount helps pregnant women and also health practitioners to calculate accurately the expected date of delivery using the last menstrual period. It informs pregnant women how many days to the delivery of the baby.
It has alerts that remind pregnant mothers to register and follow up with their antenatal care. It also sends regular pregnancy and health tips to expectant mothers and it can also work without an internet connection.
UNICEF says, every single day, Nigeria loses about 2,300 under-5 year olds and 145 women of childbearing age, the 2nd largest in the world. CradleCount is free to download and easy to use. It’s available on Google play store….. Nwokolo pls come back home……