AI helps women in Kenya – level 3

21-02-2024 07:00

Pregnancy-related complications claim a woman’s life every two minutes, with most deaths occurring in sub-Saharan Africa, notably Kenya.

Limited access to healthcare facilities, especially in remote rural areas where 70% of the population resides, exacerbates the issue. Challenges include inadequate healthcare workers and transportation barriers to reach hospitals. However, innovative solutions are emerging, such as mobile ultrasound technology pioneered by organizations like Jakaranda Health and Google. This portable system, coupled with artificial intelligence, enables non-sonographers to perform scans, potentially saving lives by detecting pregnancy complications early.

While still in trial phases, this advancement offers hope for improved maternal healthcare in Kenya, where only 10% of rural mothers currently have access to ultrasound services.

Difficult words: exacerbate (to make a problem or bad situation worse), pioneer (to develop or be the first to use or apply something new), sonographer (a healthcare professional trained to perform ultrasound).

You can watch the video news lower on this page.

How is technology, specifically mobile ultrasound technology, being used to address the issue of pregnancy-related complications in Kenya?


News in Levels is designed to teach you 3000 words in English. Please follow the instructions

How to improve your English with News in Levels: 


  1. Do the test at Test Languages.
  2. Go to your level. Go to Level 1 if you know 1-1000 words. Go to Level 2 if you know 1000-2000 words. Go to Level 3 if you know 2000-3000 words.


  1. Read two news articles every day.
  2. Read the news articles from the day before and check if you remember all new words.


  1. Listen to the news from today and read the text at the same time.
  2. Listen to the news from today without reading the text.


  1. Answer the question under today’s news and write the answer in the comments.


  1. Choose one person from the Skype section.
  2. Talk with this person. You can answer questions from Speak in Levels.


Stock images by Depositphotos