A framework for mHealth in Ethiopia developed in 2011 suggested mobile health interventions can be used to address the needs for communication, referral, training and education, supply chain management, data exchange and consultation. Although the mHealth interventions have showed huge opportunities in the health care so far, there has been insufficient scientific evidence and little is known about their effectiveness in improving maternal health services specifically post-natal care in Ethiopia.

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A computerized application will be developed for SMS reminders scheduling. The system will be hosted at the university of Gondar server center with its own dedicated space and secured access to research staff members. The reminder based mHealth application will be interfaced with the server to send the messages to the mothers based on automatically configured time. The text message will contain greetings, information that reminds the appointment date and additional health information about the importance of the PNC service.