Ammi knows best

The automated calling system The Ammi Service might be the answer to the prayers of thousands of women in Pakistan. In a country which holds the highest maternal and infant mortality rate — as per the 2014 United Nations Population Fund report — The Ammi Service aims to make critical maternal healthcare information available to all via cellular service.

Tackling one of Pakistan’s greatest challenges, the programme has been developed by Ammi, a Toronto-based team that competed in the Pakathon Global Finals 2015 held at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. The team — comprising Amina Zaheer, Mian Mansoor Ahmad, Israa Nasir, Kamil Shafiq and Winnie Sun — emerged victorious and has earned an ongoing mentorship and a chance to be fast-tracked into a $10,000 grant by Elastica.

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