Maternova is a global marketplace for ideas and tools saving maternal/newborn lives.
WHAT IS MATERNOVA ABOUT?
We are about moving maternal and newborn care into the 21st century.
Three very basic questions guide our work.
-What effective, low-cost tools (in development or on the market) can save mothers' and newborns' lives in low-resource settings?
-How can these tools be accessed and distributed?
-In low-resource areas, where do the facilities exist that can provide women with skilled care?
THREE GOALS CORE TO OUR MISSION DERIVE FROM THESE THREE QUESTIONS:
-pack & sell low-cost tools
-map maternal health facilities
WHO IS THE AUDIENCE?
Our audience is the frontline health worker and all organizations, policymakers, and individuals who support her.
In their fight to save women’s lives, health workers are in desperate need of information, tools, skills, and peer connection. To maximize resources and empower their efforts, Maternova is building a portal for innovation in global maternal and neonatal health.
Our aim is the creation of a go-to site for connection, technology, and cutting-edge thought in global maternal health. The field has already welcomed medical, public health, design, and business professionals, but new groups-- industrial designers, entrepreneurs, engineers-- are increasingly interested in the power of simple innovations to change lives. Maternova seeks to build on these seismic changes, to amplify their positive effect on women and their families.
WHY WAS MATERNOVA LAUNCHED?
A terrible fact: in the 21st century developing world, pregnancy remains a leading cause of death amongst women of childbearing age. Unfortunately, despite sharp advances in communications technology, the maternal health field lacks an efficient means of rapid, efficient knowledge sharing. Clearly there is an urgent need for a discrete place where innovations in maternal health can be tracked and promoted, and voices of frontline providers can be heard. Enter Maternova, answering this need with a fresh approach, away from the rote of academic journals, meetings and conferences.