Mobilizing Artificial Intelligence for Maternal Health in Bangladesh
July 5, 2023

Olivia Jensen, National University of Singapore
Nathaniel Tan, National University of Singapore
Cornelius Kalenzi, KAIST

Maternal health metrics in Bangladesh improved greatly from the 1990s but the rate of progress has stalled in more recent years and further efforts are now needed to support the health of expecting and new mothers. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform some aspects of healthcare, opening the way for personalised medicine and treatment plans, accelerating diagnosis, drug discovery and development and raising the efficiency of service delivery to reduce costs and maximize the use of available resources. The applications of AI in relation to maternal health are just beginning to be explored but may hold potential to improve health outcomes for this high priority population group. This study provides a high-level assessment of the potential of AI applications to contribute to meeting maternal health objectives in Bangladesh, taking into account the country’s digital technology readiness, the acceptability of AI technologies to user groups and the organizational structure of antenatal care (ANC) services in Bangladesh.

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