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VOA常速英语新闻:南非向孕妇提供免费资讯(双语)

Lily85 于2013-05-14发布 l 已有人浏览
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据联合国电信局报道,到2014年,世界上手机的数量将比人多。
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By 2014, there will be more phones on this planet than there are people, according to the United Nation’s telecoms agency.
据联合国电信局报道,到2014年,世界上手机的数量将比人多。

That startling comparison gave birth to an idea:
这个惊人的对比让人们产生了一个想法:

Why not use mobile technology to give health information to plugged-in women, who often hold a child in one hand and a phone in the other?
为什么不利用手机技术给女人提供卫生信息呢,这些女子通常一手抱孩子,一手拿手机。

The Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action is doing just that with an innovative text-messaging program that sends out information about pregnancy, childbirth and early childhood. The program launched this week in South Africa and is already in use in Bangladesh. India is next.
孕产妇行动移动联盟启动了一个有创意的短信项目,向妇女提供有关怀孕、生子和早教的信息。该项目于本周在南非启动,孟加拉国已经开始了该项目,下一个是印度。

In keeping with its simple approach, the program is known as MAMA.
这个项目名叫“妈妈”(MAMA),其操作方式很简单。

The program’s appeal boils down to several simple numbers. A shocking 21 children under the age of five die every minute of largely preventable causes. Three out of four people have mobile phone access. And in South Africa, the program is free for users of two of the country’s main phone providers.
该项目总共有几个诉求,每分钟有21名年龄在5岁以下的孩子死于可预防的疾病,令人震惊。每四个人中三个人有手机,在南非,该项目向该国两大手机运营商的用户提供免费服务。

An expecting mother might receive two to three messages a week. The messages provide encouragement, warning signs and important reminders from early pregnancy through the baby’s first year.
孕妇每周收到两到三条短信,项目提供从怀孕初期到婴儿一岁期间的鼓励信息、警告信号和重要提醒。

词汇解释

1.maternity n. 母性,母道;[妇产] 妇产科医院 adj. 产科的;产妇的,孕妇的

The boy was born at the city's maternity hospital.
这个男孩出生在市妇产医院。

2.startling adj. 令人吃惊的

He asked us to be quiet and then made a startling announcement.
他叫我们安静下来,然后宣布了一条令人吃惊的消息。

3.boil down to 归结为

It boils down to a question of ethics.
它可归结成一个伦理学问题。

4.reminder n. 暗示;提醒的人/物;催单

The sheer size of the cathedral is a constant reminder of the power of religion.
大教堂的宏大规模使人时刻领略到宗教的威严。

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