Liga Inan (Mobile Moms)
Located in East Timor
The Liga Inan (“Mobile Moms”) Project is using mobile phones to connect expectant mothers and health providers in Manufahi District, Timor-Leste to improve the likelihood of a healthy pregnancy and birth. Midwives register expectant mothers, track their progress, know when they go into labour, and make arrangements for attending the delivery. Mothers continue to receive automated health promotional information via SMS through the first six weeks of the newborn's life. Midwives also have the ability to create a network of women, and write her own messages in her own style. By sending the SMS to the Liga Inan system it will be broadcast to all her registered patients. Funded by USAID’s Child Survival and Health Grants Program, Liga Inan is implemented by Health Alliance International with Catalpa International, in partnership with Timor-Leste's Ministry of Health.