Maternal Mortality Solving Startup, M-Scan, Wins Battlefield Africa


It’s a low cost scanning device connected to mobile phones, a novel innovation from Uganda that is set to transform investigative health care

For many decades, the prevalence of maternal mortality in Africa has remained puzzling for policy makers especially in rural communities where access to affordable health care is unavailable. According to UN report, there are 546 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in sub-Sahara Africa, with over 200,000 maternal deaths recorded annually. To curb this rather disturbing trend, a start-up medical company in Uganda has introduced a low cost ultrasound system to work on mobile phones.  (Mobile Scan) is a team of medical experts who has devoted their expertise in building ultrasound mobile devices and software.

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