Respectful Maternity Care

Business for Impact is honored to work with Americares on the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Community Partnerships for Respectful Care Project. The project promotes high-quality maternal care practices at health facilities in Liberia and Tanzania, and will increase the number of expectant mothers and children utilizing these health services.

Globally, nearly 300,000 women die during pregnancy and childbirth each year—mostly of preventable causes in low-resource settings, according to the World Health Organization. About two-thirds of the estimated global maternal deaths occur in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The project aims to contribute to a reduction in mortality and morbidity for women and children in Liberia and Tanzania over the next five years by integrating respectful care practices into existing services and empowering women to seek essential services. The project will serve an estimated 1.2 million women of reproductive age and children under 5 in the Mwanza, Mara, and Shinyanga regions of Tanzania, and 100,000 women and children in Montserrado County, Liberia.

The project is a five-year, $25 million effort under USAID’s New Partnerships Initiative. Other partners include U.S. based Christian Connections for International Health and its local affiliates in Tanzania and Liberia.

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