Commitment to Action

A Better Beginning for Babies Kit

Commitment by

PATH, Save the Children

In 2008, Save the Children and PATH committed to improving newborn survival by developing and distributing newborn care kits in countries where newborn death rates are high-especially south Asia and Africa. Along with the care kits, this commitment will promote improved household care practices that prevent infection, improve breastfeeding, and maintain body temperature. This commitment was announced in 2008 and has since begun research and development of tools and to be included in their enhanced birth kit.

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Commitment

A Better Beginning for Babies Kit

Launched

2008

Est. Duration

5 years

Estimated Total Value

$20,000,000

Region

Asia, Africa

Countries

AFGHANISTAN, BANGLADESH, CHINA, ETHIOPIA, INDIA, INDONESIA, KENYA, MALI, MOZAMBIQUE, PAKISTAN

Commitment by

PATH, Save the Children

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, BRAC, Warm Up America Foundation