The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the prime investor in a collaboration with Tanzania’s Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, the Elderly, and Children that funded the creation of the mHealth public private partnership. Along with investments of over 1 million USD from private companies, this partnership developed a text messaging service to bring life-saving information to pregnant women. Airtel has reinforced its commitment to the project by signing a five-year agreement to not only make the registration process easier and faster for healthcare providers, but also to continue zero-rating the text messages. For more information about the program, visit the mHealth public-private partnership website here: http://p4-project.org/mhealth-tanzania-ppp/.
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