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The Role of ICT in Reducing Maternal and Neonatal Mortality Rate in Tanzania

by Ally S. Nyamawe, Hassan Seif
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 95 - Number 13
Year of Publication: 2014
Authors: Ally S. Nyamawe, Hassan Seif

Ally S. Nyamawe, Hassan Seif . The Role of ICT in Reducing Maternal and Neonatal Mortality Rate in Tanzania. International Journal of Computer Applications. 95, 13 ( June 2014), 39-42. DOI=10.5120/16658-6639

@article{ 10.5120/16658-6639,
author = { Ally S. Nyamawe, Hassan Seif },
title = { The Role of ICT in Reducing Maternal and Neonatal Mortality Rate in Tanzania },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { June 2014 },
volume = { 95 },
number = { 13 },
month = { June },
year = { 2014 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 39-42 },
numpages = {9},
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doi = { 10.5120/16658-6639 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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%I Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA

Tanzania is striving to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDG) 4 and 5 that call for reducing Neonatal and Maternal Mortality Rate (MNMR) by 2015. In 2010, Neonatal Mortality Rate (NMR) was recorded at 51 per 1,000 live births and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) at 454 per 100,000 live births. Despite of the devoted efforts and significant progress, still the mortality rate needs attention and effective intervention to cut it down considerably. The capability and power of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) need to be effectively exploited in revolutionizing health sector in Tanzania. The witnessed expansion of mobile phones usage and extended network coverage presents potential opportunity in enhancing quality of Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) services delivery. This paper explores the role of ICT in reducing MMR and NMR, existing solutions are intensely reviewed to discover what is lacking and provide necessary recommendations.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences


ICT Maternal Mortality Rate Neonatal.