Commitment to Action

GW + Phones = Hope

Commitment by

The George Washington University

In 2011, The George Washington University (GW) committed to collecting 20,000 used cell phones by March 2012, recycling them, and donating the proceeds of the recycled phones to two maternal and child health programs - one in Nepal and one in the Democratic Republic of Congo. These two programs train and equip mothers, families, and community health workers to track high-risk pregnancies, ensure skilled attendants participate in labor, and expedite emergency medical care within the critical first two hours after birth.

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Commitment

GW + Phones = Hope

Launched

2012

Est. Duration

2 Years

Estimated Total Value

$100,000

Region

Africa, Asia

Countries

Democratic Republic of the Congo, NEPAL

Commitment by

The George Washington University

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Medic Mobile, ABC News, Every Mother Counts