Child and maternal mortality: a preventable crisis
Fortunately, child and maternal mortality are linked to largely preventable and treatable conditions such as malaria, diarrheal diseases, respiratory diseases and malnutrition. Immunizing against infectious diseases and providing mothers with basic health education and medication are significantly reducing mortality rates. According to the World Health Organization, developing countries have seen a 45% reduction in maternal mortality since 1990.
Community health workers (CHWs) play a valuable role delivering healthcare knowledge, goods and services that can combat child and maternal mortality in developing countries.
By deepening our collective understanding of social enterprise models that show promise for creating change at scale, we hope to inspire and support organizations working to give vulnerable populations better access to health products and knowledge.
Learn more about our projects:
- South Sudan Physician Organization: Pilot Project
- BRAC South Sudan: Randomized Controlled Trial Research