Improving the Health and Survival of Mothers and Newborns in La Libertad

This project reduces maternal and neonatal deaths in the La Libertad region of Peru—the region with the worst maternal mortality rate and neonatal mortality rate in the country. In partnership with the government, we are improving the quality of maternal and neonatal health services across 83 maternal and perinatal health centers.

Project Date: 2012 - present
Funder: MSD for Mothers
Country: Peru

What We Do

  • Train and mentor health providers, so they can recognize risk factors during pregnancy early on and refer women and their newborns for lifesaving care
  • Link health systems with communities, private and public providers, and between all levels of public health facilities to make sure mothers and babies receive the quality care they need
  • Make sure a full range of contraceptive methods are always available, so people of all ages can choose the option that’s best for them and practice healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies

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