Johnson and Johnson is partnered with the United Nations to improve the health of up to 150 million women a year in developing countries by 2015. The first year of the program has just concluded. The program includes ICT, especially through the use of mobile phones to connect mothers with healthcare providers and using the mobile phones to disseminate healthcare and childcare information. The program partners NGOs, government services and the private sector in an attempt to improve mortality rates and quality of life among women and children in LDCs.
In the first year, Johnson and Johnson has aided in several programs under the umbrella of the Every Woman, Every Child Program, including Mobile Alliance For Maternal Action (MAMA) – an initiative using mobile phones to deliver prenatal and post-birth health information to 15 million new and expectant mothers in the developing world through 2015.
Original Post by Meghan Spector