Philips draws attention to UN initiative ‘Every Woman Every Child’
By sounding the gong Philips (ticker symbol: PHIA) draws attention to the project ‘Every Woman Every Child’, launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The project aims to save the lives of 16 million women and children by 2015.
An estimated eight million children die a year before reaching their 5th birthday, and about 350,000 women die during pregnancy or childbirth. In Philips’ pledge of support to the UN, the company commits to improving the lives of 100 million women and children by 2025 in the areas where maternal and infant mortality is concentrated and where nutrition and energy challenges are most acute. By targeting sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia specifically, Philips will mobilize resources to support access to healthcare through large scale healthcare transformation projects, in combination with clinical education and skills training for healthcare professionals. Category Leader Mother & Child Care, Philips Consumer Lifestyle, Aliette van der Wal and her daughter Nicholas sound the gong.
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