CSR Program: Save the Children | Takeda Pharmaceuticals

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Improving the health of 40,000 ethnic minority women and newborns in Asia

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Providing local residents in ethnic minorities with health education, training and services

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The Program

Partner: Save the Children

Budget: 250 million yen

Term: 4 years

Launch: 2016

Area: Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam

Minority tribes living in remote areas of developing countries in Asia are particularly disadvantaged in terms of access to health care.

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Stories of impact

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Empowering ethnic minorities to improve maternal and newborn health in Myanmar

Read about our employees’ first-hand impressions of our partnership with Save the Children in Myanmar. For one employee, hearing directly from the Kyaukkyi village health committee member about the sustainable difference the project is making in her community was “the most striking moment of the trip."

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Improved knowledge and practice of maternal and newborn care

Over 21,000 mothers received care through our partnership with Save the Children which provided underserved communities in Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam with vital health education, training and services. The four-year program came a close last year. Here’s a snapshot of the significant impact it has had.

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First-hand Experience

During their visit to Myanmar, employees discussed the project’s impact with Kyaukkyi village health committee members and met with mothers, who, thanks to this program, were able to give birth in hospitals and learn about the importance of newborn nutrition.

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