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Canadian Crowdsourcing Company Chaordix(TM) Joins Oxford University to Advance Maternal Health
Jun 10, 2010 (12:06 PM EDT)
As the G8/G20 Summit approaches with a theme of saving the lives of women and children, Chaordix™ works with Oxford University to find ways to deliver safe and effective medical care to women worldwide
CALGARY, Alberta, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Launched this week, Global Voices for Maternal Health gives doctors, nurses and midwives worldwide a voice in how best to provide care to pregnant women in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Hosted by Oxford University's Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Global Voices enables people on the maternal healthcare frontlines to discuss the problems faced, and identify healthcare solutions to decrease the number of women dying unnecessarily in childbirth every year.
"Maternal Health is a global focus right now. Working with Oxford on this project means we're doing what we can to contribute to finding ways to deliver safe and effective medical care to more women worldwide," said Chaordix President & CEO Shelley Kuipers. "By applying crowdsourcing to advance maternal health, we are standing up alongside leaders such as Melinda Gates and Hillary Clinton in bringing awareness to this issue."
The Chaordix-powered community - Global Voices for Maternal Health - aims to give thousands of midwives, nurses and doctors around the world a direct voice about the problems they face in delivering lifesaving maternal healthcare. Dozens of topics will be broadcast to healthcare practitioners to provoke innovative methods to overcome maternal health barriers.
For view-only access to the crowdsourcing forum, please go to http://forum.globalvoices.org.uk/.
About Global Voices
Global Voices for Maternal Health is a groundbreaking new project that will give over 10,000 midwives, nurses and doctors around the world a direct voice about the problems they face in delivering lifesaving maternal healthcare. The project is being carried out by the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Oxford, with the support of the Maternal Health Task Force of EngenderHealth. To take part in the project, please go to http://globalvoices.org.uk/.
Chaordix makes it simple to adopt crowdsourcing. We enable organizations to connect with consumers, employees, partners or other crowds to co-create new products and services, develop solutions for technology or R&D needs, test product or marketing concepts, discover emerging demands and preferences as well as distribute or source funding. On behalf of our clients, we recruit and manage crowds to submit, discuss, refine and rank contributions via the web to discover the highest rated solutions and intelligence on trends and interests. Find out more at http://www.chaordix.com .