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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:


Healthcare Quisqueya


 Quisqueya, Dominican Republic



Healthcare Dandora


 Dandora, Nairobi, Kenya



Healthcare Cite Soleil


Cite Soleil, Haiti