Commitment to Action

Reducing Maternal & Neonatal Mortality in Ethiopia

Commitment by

Pfizer Inc

In 2013, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) with support from Pfizer committed to reducing maternal and neonatal mortality over one year by increasing awareness and utilization of services, including peri-natal services and family planning, in the Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State of Ethiopia. This state has the highest neonatal and perinatal mortality rates in Ethiopia, many of which can be prevented with appropriate utilization of existing health care services. Under this commitment, IRC will equip: a) mother-child pairs and their families with mama's mastawesha, a Color-Coded Health Calendar; and b) health workers with solar-charged tablet-based pregnancy, FP and immunization trackers, and Health Hinters, enabled with a mobile Short Message Service reminder system. An estimated 6,000 mother-child pairs will be reached with the help of over 2,700 available healthcare workers, who will be trained to use these tools to increase awareness and utilization of health care services.

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Commitment

Reducing Maternal & Neonatal Mortality in Ethiopia

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$350,000

Region

Africa

Countries

ETHIOPIA

Commitment by

Pfizer Inc

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

International Rescue Committee