Obstacles that Improve Health

Now, this is Health in Action! A group of students at Tshepana Primary School in Orange Farm, Gauteng, South Africa try out their new Health in Action obstacle course—the top prize for INMED’s first Health in Action Awards. Tshepana was the winning school in Johannesburg. Health in Action is a program of INMED Partnerships for Children, INMED South Africa and Mondelēz International Foundation to improve the nutrition and fitness of children in disadvantaged communities of Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth. Learn more at https://inmed.org/what-we-do/health-and-nutrition/health-in-action-south-africa/ and http://www.mondelezinternational.com/impact.

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Out of more than 500 applicants and 10 finalists, INMED Partnerships for Children was selected as one of 5 for the Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenge, which funds innovative approaches to reducing maternal/neonatal mortality rates.


Roughly 2.7 million babies die annually—most from preventable causes? Neonatal jaundice can be one of those causes. If left untreated, it can lead to irreparable damage and even death.


INMED is partnering with Little Sparrows Technologies to implement the Bilikit(TM), a combination of simple and portable innovations to screen for, diagnose and treat neonatal jaundice in developing regions. This approach is critical in Peru, where more than 90% of health facilities lack the equipment and training to adequately diagnose and treat neonatal jaundice, contributing to a rate of jaundice-linked brain damage (kernicterus) 10 to 20 times higher than in high-income countries.Read the rest...

Living a Healthy Life

More fun in Chã de Alegria, Brazil with Johnson & Johnson and students, learning the cycle of living a healthy life—from planting gardens to eating fresh food to taking care of mind and body and becoming agents of change in the community.

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