In Nairobi's Korogocho slum, healthcare from qualified personnel is a luxury that few pregnant women can afford. But a telemedicine center is providing assistance to pregnant women and their carers via text messages.
The initiative was developed by Aggrey Otieno. He grew up in Korogocho and now he is helping to tackle maternal mortality in the impoverished area.
His organization "Pambazuko Mashinani" has a variety of social change programs in reproductive health, women's empowerment and youth outreach. Pictured, one of the group's volunteers conducts a field interview surveying people about tuberculosis.
After being awarded a scholarship, Otieno earned a Masters degree in communications and development at Ohio University. "Getting the scholarship was life-changing for me," he recalls.