Pregnancy related mortality is one of the major problems in Africa. Recent researches show that most of the incidents occur in rural areas due to limited facilities and resources. Maternal and childbirth are mostly due to lack of prenatal care. These deaths could be prevented if proper care is given and close monitoring is done.
To help reduce mortality rate brought about by pregnancy complications, GE developed a portable ultrasound device called Vscan to help detect problems in the early stages of pregnancy. This will enable health workers to manage pregnancy problems and come up with decisions to address the problem.
A recent deployment of Vscan devices in Tanzania aided health workers to determine pregnancy problems early statistics show. Significant improvement in maternal and newborn care they provided was displayed.
With the success of Vscans in helping healthcare workers deliver their jobs more efficiently, GE obligated $6 billion to continually come up with innovations with affordable prices to cater the growing needs of people around the globe.