Protecting the Lives of Pregnant Women in Africa

Globally, 830 women die every day from complications during pregnancy or childbirth. 99% of the death takes place in developing countries, with the situation in sub-Sahara Africa being the most severe. Most of these complications develop during pregnancy and most are preventable or treatable.

Photos by JOICFP.

Program Objectives

Takeda's partnership with JOICFP aims to protect lives of pregnant woman in rural areas in African countries by preventing maternal deaths, unwanted pregnancies, and unsafe abortion through a community-centered health promotion program. The program targets to train 2,000 community health workers and health personnel, and empower 600,000 local community people by providing correct health knowledge and appropriate health services to reduce preventable maternal deaths.


BUDGET: 750 million yen
TERM: 5 years
LAUNCH: 2017
AREA: Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia


Shared Knowledge for a Better Life for All