“I realized that if I didn’t build it, then maybe no one else would”

Bonnie Roupé, Founder & CEO of Bonzun

Bonnie Roupé at the United Nations

Bonzun founded the first virtual midwife in China

Bonzun is serious about having an impact on maternal and child health. That is why the Chinese virtual midwife is free. It was launched in 2014, as one of the first mobile health initiative in the world, helping millions of women feel safe during their pregnancies. It has been given countless awards, and Grants, such as Innovation Against Poverty by Sida and best social business in Shanghai as well as best digital health app by Bayer, and top maternal app in China

But most importantly it has saved many lives and had a major impact through the millions of users who download it from one of the 32 app stores where it’s available in China. According to the Iris+ system on how to measure impact, Bonzun focus on the following  strategic goals connected the the SDG’s set by the United Nations:
Increasing Access to Medical Diagnostics
Improving Data for Health Systems Policy and Decision-Making
Improving Early Childhood Care and Education

Bonzun’s SDG Priority

Bonzun’s work also contributes to the following SDG’s

The Problem

Pregnant women don’t know the difference between a pregnancy discomfort and a serious complication

Difficult and costly access to professional health care

Lack of obstetric health care

of all countries have fewer than 40 nursing and midwifery personnel per 10,000 people.

women die every year from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.

Source: Unicef

of all maternal deaths occur in low and lower middle-income countries

Source: Unicef

The Solution

A Virtual Midwife

We help pregnant women understand when it is time to seek a doctor, and when it is safe to stay home. The world’s only pregnancy symptom checker and AI doctor bot. We explain the meaning of test results and help monitor progress over time. The app is based on the system used in Sweden to predict and prevent complications.

How we contribute

Guidance to the expecting mother

The pregnancy app provide helpful suggestion on medicine, diet and emotions during pregnancy and gives daily and weekly advice for the baby’s development. 

Access to prenatal health care information and guidance

The chinese pregnancy app contains personalized, credible and professional prenatal health care information and guidance for pregnant women and expecting fathers. All in one app that will keep the pregnant women and her child safe and secure. Based on the Swedish maternal care systems, the world’s most proven and successful systems for healthy mothers and children.

Detect pregnancy complications

We help pregnant women understand when it is time to seek a doctor, and when it is safe to stay home. Bonzun’s symtom checker allows the mother to easily understand if the discomfort she is experiencing is normal or a sign of something serious. The feature can help to detect:

  • Anaemia
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Diabetes
  • Hyperemesis
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Eclampsia
  • Uterine fib oid
  • High blood pressure,
  • Chloestasis in pregnancy
  • Blood clots
Explaining test results

Helps the mother understand her test result. She can upload her medical records and get them explained and get a second opinion. Bonzun’s test tracker can detect:

  • Anaemia
  • Blood clots
  • Thrombosis
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Venous Thromboembolism
  • Diabetes
  • DIC (Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation)
  • Threatned abortion
    Hydatidiform Mole
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Hypertension
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Pre-eclampsia
“I started to think that it would be useful for pregnant women to have all the information they need at the palm of their hand instead and that, in this digital age, it would be possible for me to build one myself.
I could see very clearly how the software would work and I realised that if I didn’t build it, then maybe no one else would.”

Bonnie Roupé, Founder & CEO of Bonzun


Backed by leading organisations, universities & institutions

China CDC National Center for Women’s & Children’s Health Chinese Association of Medical Doctor
Chinese Committee of Child Health Preventive Medical Association
Center for Women & Child Health Center at Beijing University School of Public Health, Beijing University
School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai Shanghai University
School of Public Health, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou
Unicef China
WHO, World Health Organization
Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Guangzhou Women & Children’s Medical Center
1st Children’s Hospital and Women & Child Health Center, Beijing
University First Hospital Women and Child Health Center at Beijing University
Society of Pediatric Nutrition of Asia
Chinese Maternal & Child Health Association (MCHAC 3500 hospitals) Beijing Obstetrics Hospital