Commitment to Action

A Framework for Action on Birth Defects

Commitment by

Hilary Burton, Phg Foundation

In 2010, the PHG Foundation committed to provide governments and their health partners in low and middle income countries with the tools and data to address birth defects by facilitating evidence-base building and making the case for maternal health service development. To do so, the Foundation developed a practical toolkit and used it to create an international campaign to secure better services for preventing birth defects and caring for those affected by it. The PHG Foundation developed partnerships with health birthing experts and the World Health Organization to maximize effectiveness of their toolkits. To broaden support for the initiative, the foundation created an online support network which they plan to pilot in South America.

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Commitment

A Framework for Action on Birth Defects

Launched

2010

Est. Duration

5 Years

Estimated Total Value

$1,200,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean, Oceania, Northern America

Countries

ARGENTINA, Australia, BRAZIL, Canada, EL SALVADOR, INDIA, NETHERLANDS, SPAIN, UNITED KINGDOM, United States

Commitment by

Hilary Burton, Phg Foundation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Lumos Foundation, Wellbeing of Women, University College London, Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust, World Health Organization, Save the Children