The main objective of this project is therefore to create educational opportunities for midwives in the world's poorest countries with high maternal and child mortality rates. The project will primarily focus on incorporating information and communication technology to improve overall maternal health in one of the poorest countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Sudan.
Several reports have shown that every day about1500 women die from pregnancy or childbirth-related complications. A total of 99% of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries, where 85% of the population lives. Although there are intra and inter regional variations in the reasons for such high maternal mortality rates in these countries, lack of access to good quality midwifery services appears to be a universal problem. Data shows that on average, 62% of women in developing countries receive assistance from a skilled health worker when giving birth.