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Let wisdom accompany you and your baby's most beautiful 1000 DAYS

Media release: 
30/03/2018

The 1000 days from pregnancy to the baby's second birthday, is known as the Golden 1000 Days, which is key to shaping baby’s health and success in the future.  However, the busy activities of antenatal examinations, vaccination, and breastfeeding, can be very challenging for young mothers. To help them cope better and assist in achieving better health and growth in babies, The George Institute China (GI China), China Children and Teenager’s Fund (CCTF) and Qualcomm Wireless Reach, have cooperated to develop a 1000 DAYS App with a view to making this more widely available for the public.

This App is designed to help mothers enjoy online and offline seamless connection with professionals engaged in antenatal care and inspection services.  With comprehensive and authoritative knowledge of pregnancy and management tools in child health, the App is used to promote growth in a baby, and let mums progress better through the health care process. 

A 1000 DAYS App training session was held on 30 March in Luquan Maternal and Child Care Service Centre, with the aim of training doctors for App-related operations to escort mothers and babies.  Doctors and researchers from Luquan Maternal and Child Care Service Centre, representatives from GI China, CCTF and Qualcomm, attended the training and presented an overview of the 1000 DAYS App.  They also discussed various ways of improving maternal and child health in China, such as making appointments, prenatal reminders, quickening records, baby growth trajectory, vaccine reminders, recipes, and so on.

Maternal and child health are always major public health issues. The 1000 DAYS App, an intelligent maternal education tool, can aid to providing a seamless service for mothers and help doctors to provide systematic maternal and child care.  It can facilitate powering maternal and child growth during the Golden 1000 days, and is a breakthrough in the field of digital or mobile health (mHealth).  Dr Huan CHEN, head of Women and Children’s Health at GI China said “We hope our research can help facilitate best practice care to improve both women and children’s health.  This App is a strong witness of our efforts.”