Maternal healthcare is a global challenge, but a new technological platform, Motech, can help provide high-quality services. Its innovative features include tailored video messages, appointment reminders, and a call-back feature. The platform is proving particularly useful in rural areas, where access to health information is limited. This study aimed to understand how women perceive the use of mobile phones for maternal health and the factors that influence adoption.
As a result of this research, it is vital to improve access to maternal health services. There is a growing need for improved information on the status of pregnancy and childbirth. It's important to have a reliable medical record of pregnant women, who often go without care. Unfortunately, there is no reliable medical record for most regions of Nigeria. The implementation of mHealth technology may be a way to solve this problem.
The implementation of mHealth services in rural areas reduces the rate of referrals to secondary health care clinics. Because mHealth providers are able to contact mothers in real time, they can better handle various arising problems, reducing the need for transporting pregnant women to more distant clinics. However, the study's mixed-methods design makes it difficult to compare the findings of one study to another. The researchers also noted that mHealth can help improve maternal care in remote areas.
The use of mobile technology in maternal health settings can be beneficial for healthcare workers in developing countries. For example, mHealth in Ghana has helped health organizations provide more accurate information about pregnant women. The technology also offers opportunities for sharing information with spouses, which can be very beneficial for them. This support can include transportation to clinics, house chores, nutrition, breastfeeding, and other essential support. In some cases, the spouses of pregnant women are also supported by their husbands. These factors have a positive effect on the utilization of maternal health services.
While the use of mHealth in rural areas has not been proven, it has been shown to improve the trust between mothers and local health systems. In the rural area, mothers' traditional beliefs are a barrier to seeking care. In addition, mHealth in rural areas can also reduce the risk of maternal mortality. A number of studies have demonstrated the benefits of mHealth in maternal health. In Mongolia, mHealth technology has been adopted in the primary care sector.
The adoption of mHealth in rural areas can improve maternal health and reduce maternal mortality. This technology can also make it easier for mothers to access a medical service. The use of mobile phones in rural areas can reduce the costs of transporting pregnant women to clinics. And since many women don't have access to health care, the availability of these services is a key indicator of poor health. This is where mHealth can help.