We are happy to announce that we have been chosen as an official content provider to the Free Basics platform. Free Basics by Facebook is an app and mobile website that provides access to free basic internet services in markets where internet access may be less affordable.
Our project in Tanzania is developing very nicely. Our local partner New Dawn Development is proceeding with the distribution of 500 MP3forLife Players to almost 4000 rural women. We are receiving very positive feedback from women and government officials.
The Millennium Development Goal 5 of reducing maternal mortality worldwide by 75 % between 1990 and 2015, unfortunately, could not be reached. Although progress has been made, in 2015 about 303.000 women worldwide died from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth. This means 830 women died every day.
From September 3rd to September 9th, 2016, we visited Dar es Salaam to launch our URIDU pilot project in Tanzania.
Our partner organization New Dawn Development - managed by Ms. Jackline Mashauri - had prepared a kick-off event on September 4th to introduce the project to all local stakeholders.
Our mobile friendly webpage URIDU.COM is constantly growing. Women from more than 100 countries are easily accessing vital information from the site.