India is an emerging superpower, and has witnessed rapid economic growth in the past decade, but the State of health of women and children is dismal, especially in urban slums and rural areas.
Maternal mortality rate is 167 per 100000 live births, Infant mortality rate is 40 per 1000 live births. Percentage of new adolescent HIV infections among girls 49% and the largest percentage of deaths occur among young married women in 15-24 years age group. While the government has various initiatives aimed at improving the health of women and children, there is a lot that companies like Philips can do. Which is why Women and Child development is big on Philips India’s agenda.
We have launched projects since 2015 and are now touching the lives of lakhs of women and children in 7 States through over 12 projects!
We are focusing our efforts on Improving Maternal and Child Health Services and Livelihood opportunities for Women through various initiatives:
Our Community centers work towards better Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health