Abbott Supports Maternal and Child Health

Oct 13: Abbott has said it is committing US$2.5 million to the improvement of maternal and child health in Afghanistan.

The company stated its donation would take the form of funding and products in the country over the next year as part of its partnership with Direct Relief International and the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL).

It will provide health education and midwife training, it added, as part of its aim to tackle mortality rates among infants and their mothers.

Sakena Yacoobi, executive director of AIL, said: "Our goal is to build a foundation for quality education and health for years to come."