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01 June 2010

SMS saves pregnant woman

At midnight Valentine Uwingabire's back began to hurt. Her husband ran to tell a community health worker in their village in the foothills of Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park.

At midnight Valentine Uwingabire's back began to hurt. Her husband ran to tell Germaine Uwera, a community health worker in their village in the fertile foothills of Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park.

Had it not been for Rwanda's new Rapid SMS service, Valentine would have been carried in agony, down the hill to the nearest town on an improvised stretcher.

 
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