Bihar, India is the state with the highest fertility rate – 3.6 children per woman. Dr. Anita, a recorded voice, is a tool for community health workers that are reaching out to Bihar’s 27 million women of reproductive age. This mobile initiative is part of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation program to reduce maternal, neonatal, and infant deaths in Bihar by 2017. Health workers dial a toll-free number and ask women to listen to Dr. Anita, who validates the credibility of these community health workers. What do you think are other potential benefits of this audio tool?
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