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Saving the Lives of Mothers and Infants
1 in 10 women will die as a result of pregnancy or childbirth in the developing world. This can be changed saved with better healthcare and medicines. Following consultation with the WHO and The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the need for portable packs of obstetric medicines has been identified to tackle complications in pregnancy and childbirth. The new packs have been specifically designed for use in conflict and humanitarian situations and to support the training of healthcare professionals specialising in maternal care.
IHP requires core funding of £225,000 over three years to set up, manage and enable the programme to be self sustaining. The funding will lever donated medicines with a value of at least ten times the costs and provide over 275,000 treatments in the first three years, saving thousands of lives.