Mothers and children represent some of the most vulnerable populations across the globe. Teenagers face not only physical risks from early pregnancies but also drop out from school, which impacts them reaching their full potential. Underlying malnutrition in both women and children affects their total health and wellbeing and opens the door to disease and under development.
Abt Associates strives to disrupt the root causes of maternal, neonatal and child mortality and morbidity through comprehensive programs which strengthen health policy and systems, improves access to and quality of essential services, addresses knowledge gaps and supports behavior change, and uses cross sectoral approaches to improve the lives of millions of women and children. Abt prides itself through our network of strong relationships with government systems and public and private partnerships to execute these important endeavors.