Airtel Nigeria Partners Grameen For Prenatal Service

Staff Writer | Telecompaper | September 26, 2014

Airtel Nigeria has partnered with the Grameen Foundation and VAS2nets Technologies to unveil the mobile health services Mobile Midwife and Dial-a-Doctor. Mobile Midwife is designed to provide vital healthcare and nutrition information. The Dial-A-Doctor service provides real-time help to pregnant women, nursing mothers and mothers with children under five years of age. The Mobile Midwife service comes in two variants - pre-natal services and new born/mother services. Both services are aimed at improving antenatal behaviour of pregnant women and access to validated health and nutrition information. The Dial-a-Doctor service offers subscribers a first-hand opportunity to speak to a doctor by dialling 67777. Users are billed NGN 30 per minute when connected to a doctor.
To subscribe and register for the Mobile Midwife pre-natal services, customers are expected to dial 1561. Upon registration, subscribers receive calls from the service, once a week, with information which is tailored to their stage of pregnancy. They can also call in and speak to experienced medical personnel at any time...