September 9th, 2010
Johnson & Johnson just announced the launch of Every Mother, Every Child – a comprehensive, five-year effort to improve the health of women and children in developing countries. The initiative comes in response to the call by the Secretary General of the United Nations in April 2010 for a renewed global effort to achieve the Millennium Development Goals to reduce death and disease in women and children by 2015.
More materials on this initiative can be found on www.jnj.com — and I’ve also pasted a video overview of the program below.
The Every Mother, Every Child effort includes new initiatives, such as in m-Health; builds and expands on some of Johnson & Johnson’s existing philanthropic programs, including a quadrupling of our donation of medicine to treat intestinal parasites in children , and it underscores the Company’s commitment to research and development to treat and prevent HIV and tuberculosis. We have posted about some of our existing programs in the past here on this blog. I thought I’d highlight a few of these JNJBTW posts here:
Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV
Since 2003, Johnson & Johnson has dedicated resources to the prevention of mother-to-child transmission, notably through its support of mothers2mothers.