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CareNx – healthcare for rural pregnant women

CareNx – healthcare for rural pregnant women

Over eight hundred women around the world die from pregnancy-related deaths every day, and the majority of those deaths occur in areas with lower income, such as in the rural parts of India.

These places have a much larger number of pregnancy deaths for a couple of reasons: a lack of awareness and a lack of resources and facilities for maternal healthcare.

Additionally, the healthcare and resources in these places tend to have backwards and even harmful medical methods and technologies. In 2015, engineer duo Shantanu Pathak and Aditya Kulkarni saw these issues and decided to make a move to solve it, and thus, they founded CareNx.

CareNx is a startup company that specifically focuses on improving maternal healthcare in rural India with better awareness and technology.


It searches for unwell pregnant women in poor villages and city slums, and allows them to be connected with higher-income modern healthcare facilities.

Their main product is CareMother, a mobile platform created by CareNx for pregnancy care. It consists of a mobile app, a web app, and a medical kit carried by workers.

Not only does the technology of CareNx help the mothers and their soon-to-be-born children, but it also helps doctors reach out to these women and reduce their operational expenses.

Currently, CareNx is available in six states, consisting of over one hundred and fifty remote villages and several poor urban slums. They have helped over six thousand pregnant women so far, and have performed over one hundred thousand tests in total.

CareNx – healthcare for rural pregnant women

CareNx – healthcare for rural pregnant women

In the near future, CareNx plans to help another twenty-three thousand pregnant women by the end of this year, and also spread to Maharashtra and Nagaland.

In the long term, they wish to spread all over the country and become a strong technological partner for Indian health institutions, in order to help and improve the health of impoverished pregnant women.


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