Reducing Child Mortality: Providing Maternal and Child Healthcare and Essential Medicines
- Almost 9 million children under five years old die each year.
- The major causes of child mortality include diarrhea, acute respiratory infection, malaria and malnutrition that are all easily treatable or preventable with basic healthcare and essential medicines.
- Increasing the number of children and women receiving primary healthcare services is a vital and effective method for improving child survival.
- To reach vulnerable children and mothers more effectively, we identify and collaborate with credible and competent in-country healthcare partners in areas of high child mortality.
- Medicines for Humanity has also established a network of European and U.S. pharmaceutical suppliers, and can acquire all drugs on the WHO list of Essential Medicines for Developing Countries at a fraction of U.S. wholesale prices.
Examples of Projects with Maternal and Child Healthcare and Essential Medicines Components: