Celebrate improving maternal and child health in the Philippines


Next week we will celebrate what we have achieved with our joint initiative “Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies” in the Philippines. This project, a collaboration with Freedom from Hunger and CARD MRI, is featured in “Mapping Pathways out of Poverty: The State of the Microcredit Summit Campaign Report, 2015.” Read now!

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Closing celebration of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies: Kalinga kay Inay.

Over the past 20 years, the Philippines has enjoyed an increase in life expectancy, improved access to education and economic opportunity, and a decrease in communicable diseases. However, maternal health has lagged behind, and as 2015 draws to a close, the world will be reflecting on the Millennium Development Goals like #5, “Improve maternal health.” Three development organizations took action in 2014 to tackle this challenge and are now celebrating what has been achieved, new partnerships that have been formed, and plans for moving forward.

KKI Closing program treeFreedom from Hunger and the Microcredit Summit Campaign partnered with CARD Mutually Reinforcing Institutions (CARD MRI) to implement a project called “Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies: Kalinga kay Inay.” The project is supported by an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson and will conclude at the end of 2015.

The project has achieved these milestones: more than 800,000 women completed “Healthy Pregnancies Make Healthy Communities” education; 8,988 women of child bearing age had an OB/GYN exam at 15 Community Health Fairs; 105 OB/GYNs, pediatricians, general physicians, midwives, and local health volunteers have provided their services to the community; 14MFIs participated in capacity building trainings to be able to deliver quality health services to their clients; new partnerships have begun with funders and other MFIs, which will expand the access of health services to poor communities.

Venue and Time

  • December 17, 2015
  • 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM (GMT + 8)
  • CARD MRI Development Institute (CMDI)
  • Brgy. Tranca, Bay Laguna

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