Majors Announce Plan to Reduce Maternal, Newborn Mortality

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Project ASMAN, a major healthcare initiative aimed at reducing infant, neonatal and maternal mortality in India was launched today by a consortium of leading private and development sector partners.

The initiative is an alliance between the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, MSD India (through its MSD for Mothers programme), Reliance Foundation, Tata Trusts and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Project ĀSMĀN will work towards facilitating the availability of quality healthcare under the five pillars of the Government of Indias Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Adolescent Health Program (RMNCH+A).

The alliance has structured its model in consultation with the National Health Mission (NHM)and will be working in synergy with the Government of India at the centre and state levels.

Source: New Kerala (link opens in a new window)

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