Zero Mothers Die: A Global Project to Reduce Maternal and Newborn Mortality through the Systematic Application of Mobile Health and ICTs

  • Jeannine Lemaire Zero Mothers Die Consortium
  • Veronique Ines Thouvenot Co-founder & Scientific Director, Foundation Millennia2025 Women and Innovation, Geneva Representation Office, Switzerland
  • Coumba Toure Chairperson and Founder, Advanced Development for Africa, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Jordi Serrano Pons CEO and Founder, UniversalDoctor Project, Barcelona, Spain
Keywords: mobile health, mhealth, maternal mortality, newborn, maternal health, ICTs


With almost 300,000 women and six million children under-five continuing to die each year, it is imperative that we start applying the innovation and progress made in the private sector to reducing these unacceptably high mortality rates in developing nations. Launched in September 2014 at the United Nations Headquarters during the Women Leaders Forum, Zero Mothers Die is a unique global public-private partnership to systematically deploy mobile technology and ICT solutions to reduce maternal and newborn mortality. Zero Mothers Die seeks to bring mobile health solutions to pregnant women to increase their access to healthy pregnancy information and emergency care, as well as empower healthcare workers through capacity-building in the area of maternal, newborn and child health. The aim of Zero Mothers Die is to facilitate the delivery of innovation and low-resource technology for healthcare into nations where maternal and child mortality rates remain high, by constantly updating the Zero Mothers Die project model components and supporting countries in convening local public-private partnerships to implement Zero Mothers Die initiatives in their country.


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Author Biography

Jeannine Lemaire, Zero Mothers Die Consortium
Global Program Manager, Zero Mothers Die


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How to Cite
Lemaire, J., Thouvenot, V., Toure, C., & Pons, J. (2015). Zero Mothers Die: A Global Project to Reduce Maternal and Newborn Mortality through the Systematic Application of Mobile Health and ICTs. Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and EHealth, 3, e8 (1-4). Retrieved from
Special Theme: Women in eHealth