From all of us at Maternal and Infant Health Canada,
we hope that your chilly winter days are filled with happiness, compassion, and well-being!
Maternal and Infant Health Canada (MIH Can) focuses on improving the health of communities in India,
with an emphasis on children and mothers, helping meet the ‘upstream’ and ‘downstream’ needs.
Maternal-newborn health outcomes for India fell well behind benchmarks suggested by the
World Health Organization. Improving these health disparities must be both a national and international priority.
Much of this mortality is a result of preventable risk factors, such as: limited knowledge and training
of traditional birth attendants, lack of access to medical supplies, poor nutrition,
preterm births and low birth weight, anemia, and poverty.
History shows that a narrow focus only on one solution often fails in the long term.
MIH Can recognizes that the only way to make a true lasting impact is to look at all determinants of maternal and infant health.
The goal of this project is to reduce preventable maternal and infant mortality, and to improve health outcomes
to save the lives of mothers and babies in a sustainable and empowering way.