PRESS RELEASE: Freedom from Hunger, Microcredit Summit Campaign launch project to improve maternal health in the Philippines

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Manila, Philippines—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. Despite this progress, maternal health has lagged behind. The Philippines are poised to miss achieving Millennium Development Goal 5 for maternal health and more women continue to die before, during and after childbirth.

To meet this challenge, CARD Mutually Reinforcing Institutions (CARD MRI), one of the largest group of social development institution in the Philippines, and U.S.-based international development organizations Freedom from Hunger and the Microcredit Summit Campaign are launching a joint project called “Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies: Kalinga kay Inay.” The partners will work together to confront the issue and address maternal health in the Philippines.

Source: Microcredit Summit (link opens in a new window)

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health care, microcredit, Microcredit Summit, microfinance, Women