Maternal, newborn and child health in India continues to rate well below the benchmark set by the UN SDGs, with most deaths preventable. In the face of an overburdened network of community health workers, ARMMAN builds on the country’s deep mobile phone penetration in the aim of not only increasing the number of women seeking preventative care, but also improving the care itself through health-worker training. Women registered in ARMMAN’s free mobile service receive regular pre-recorded calls, enabling them to make more informed decisions about their and their baby’s health – and be treated by a health network better equipped to detect and manage high-risk conditions.
We have invested in ARMMAN as part of LGT Venture Philanthropy’s health strategy to focus on models that design, scale, strengthen and sustain digitally empowered solutions to provide high-quality primary healthcare in underserved communities. We provide comprehensive support across three areas:
women enrolled in mobile health programs
Community Health Workers trained
ARMMAN is thrilled to have LGT Venture Philanthropy as a partner in this journey as we work towards our vision of empowering mothers and enabling healthy children in India.