A project to inform the development of appropriate
and effective technologies to improve maternal and
neonatal healthcare in low-resource settings
MANDATE comprises a comprehensive clinical, technology, and modeling approach.
Our goal is to produce an interactive, computer-based, quantitative model that compares the potential number of lives saved across maternal and neonatal technologies.
More than 98% of maternal and neonatal deaths occur in low-resource settings
Strategies to reduce these deaths need to incorporate improving access to appropriate curative and preventive interventions, especially in home and community settings, where over half of the more than 60 million births per year occur.
Delivering innovative technologies across the continuum of care — including technologies for frontline workers to use in homes, communities, and first-level clinics—may significantly improve pregnancy outcomes.
The MANDATE Model will allow users to analyze each condition, and associated prevention, diagnostic, and treatment interventions, to ascertain the impact on lives saved for mothers and newborns.
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