The app is ideal for those traveling to developing countries to work alongside community health workers or midwives. Once downloaded, this vital material can be accessed in the most remote communities, with no internet connection required.
Safe Pregnancy and Birth contains a wealth of information on:
* how to stay healthy during pregnancy
* how to recognize danger signs during pregnancy, birth, and after birth
* what to do when a danger sign arises
* when to refer a woman to emergency care
Over 20 “How to…” instructions for community health worker skills provide step-by-step explanations such as “How to take blood pressure,” “How to treat someone in shock,” “How to stop bleeding,” etc.
In the trademark Hesperian Health Guides’ style, the app demystifies health information, and is presented in a warm, conversational tone.
As this is a beta release, we are aware that it still needs a little work in places. We welcome feedback and code contributions to help improve the experience.