July 9, 2014

A Renewed Commitment to Newborn Survival and Health

By Patrick McCrummen, Director, Worldwide Corporate Contributions, Johnson & Johnson

During the PMNCH Partners’ Forum, Johnson & Johnson reported progress toward Every Woman Every Child and renewed its commitment to newborn survival and health through a new $30 million pledge over the next five years to save newborn lives.  “Working with partners, we aspire to create a world in which no newborn dies from a preventable cause, and every baby has a chance to grow into a healthy child,” said Joy Marini, Executive Director, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Johnson & Johnson.  “We are proud to support the Every Newborn Action Plan, and to collaborate to deliver high quality care for babies where and when they are most vulnerable.”

As part of this commitment Johnson & Johnson will contribute $1 million to a new initiative – “Saving 100,000 Babies: Helping Babies Survive and Thrive” – in partnership with USAID, the American Academy of Pediatrics, Laerdal Global Health and the pediatric societies of India, Nigeria and Ethiopia.  This new collaboration will save newborns by scaling up health worker training programs such as Helping Babies Breathe and Essential Care for Every Baby in India, Nigeria and Ethiopia.  These countries have some of the highest numbers of newborn deaths.

More information on the Every Newborn Action Plan:

ENAP executive summary, full report and press release

Report on ENAP session

ENAP commitment report

ENAP commitment press release