New Partnership Features Johnson & Johnson and World Vision Collaborating to Improve Maternal and Newborn Health

New Partnership Features Johnson & Johnson and World Vision Collaborating to Improve Maternal and Newborn Health

PQMD member Johnson & Johnson recently announced a new five-year partnership, Born on Time, with the Government of Canada, Plan International Canada, Save the Children, and PQMD member World Vision. With a focus on preventing preterm birth, the primary goal of this cooperative effort is to improve newborn survival in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Mali.

Collaborating to Improve Maternal and Newborn Health

(Source: Johnson & Johnson)

While child mortality rates across the globe have been reduced greatly in the past two decades, preterm birth complications are now the leading cause of death in children under age five.  Born on Time seeks to provide mothers with cost-effective and practical solutions to reach full term pregnancies, and care for premature newborns who will have a healthy start in life. The NGO partners are taking a comprehensive approach which includes improving health service delivery, increasing uptake in women’s health services, and strengthening data collection on pregnancy in these countries.

The partners will also address contributing risk factors to preterm birth relating to: Lifestyle, Infection, Nutrition and Contraception (LINC). To tackle the missing “LINC” in newborn health, the five-year initiative will begin implementation in the countries of Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Mali, where the burden of newborn death is high and governments have committed to improving survival rates.
The World Health Organization estimates that 15 million babies are born preterm each year – and that number is still rising. Born on Time is a bold collaboration that is tackling the challenge of reducing preterm births in a new way.  The partnership amplifies an international movement spearheaded by the United Nations to help mothers deliver healthy full term babies and will drive progress towards achieving the UN’s global goal for newborn survival.

Learn more about the partnership here.

 

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