Community healthcare worker training for maternal & child health

Partnership objectives

Reducing preventable child and maternal deaths in South Asia.

South Asia has a high infant mortality rate compared to other regions. South Asia has a high infant mortality rate compared to other regions. Copyright World Vision Japan

What are the health needs and challenges?

South Asia has a high infant mortality rate compared to other regions. India alone accounts for 21% of  deaths of children under 5-years of age worldwide.

Description of partnership activities and how they address needs and challenges

Takeda is working in partnership with World Vision in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Afghanistan to train 1,400 community healthcare workers on how to reduce preventable deaths among mothers and infants through health education and health services.

Measurement of progress towards objectives 

  • Estimated overall value of partnership: 500 million yen
  • Estimated amount of people impacted: 1,400 community health workers providing health education and health services to approximately 500,000 people

Partnership information

Company(ies) Takeda

Partner(s) World Vision

Type of Partner(s) NGOs

Therapeutic Focus Women and Children's Health

Disease(s) Children's Health, Women's Health

Program Type(s) Prevention Programs - Awareness & Outreach

Targeted Population(s) Children, Mothers, Women

Region(s) South Asia

Number of Countries 4

Country(ies) Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal

Start Date 2016

More information CSR

Anticipated completion date 2021