The Potential of Technology to Transform Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH): Reflections from a Gathering of Unlike Minds

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How can modern technology vitally change the field of maternal and newborn health (MNH) in developing countries? Key leaders from different sectors share thoughts on the great potential of innovative, appropriate tools to improve MNH, and the business models that can effectively deliver them to emerging markets.

Read the Q&A discussion to learn about key issues for MNH technology in developing countries around the globe:

  • In what areas of MNH are new technologies needed, and what are some examples of "creative technologies" for MNH?

  • What challenges does industry face when entering lower-resource markets and how do pricing and affordability come into play?

  • What lessons can the public sector learn from consumer-driven industries to bolster delivery of critical MNH innovations?

This Q&A discussion features key leaders from different sectors examining the potential of innovative, appropriate tools to improve maternal and newborn health (MNH), as well as the business models that can effectively deliver these innovations to markets in Asia and around the globe. The conversation originally took place at a workshop of the 2010 Pacific Health Summit on Maternal and Newborn Health.


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