In Africa, mobile technology is transforming the way people live and work. Mobile payments – which can be made using 'dumb' phones – are becoming incredibly popular, and phones are even being used to monitor the health of pregnant women.
Toto Health is a Kenya-based company looking to help expectant mothers and parents of young children. Their app sends text messages tailored to stages of pregnancy or a child's age.
To give one example of how the app works, a mother in her ninth week of pregnancy could receive a text informing her that vitamin D can help to prevent a miscarriage as well as help a baby's brain develop, and can be found in everything from fish and eggs to sunlight.