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Infosys Commits To End Child Diarrheal Deaths In India

BANGALORE, India, August 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

 

Infosys Labs to Solve Critical Maternal and Child Health Challenges, in Support of the UN Secretary-General's Every Woman Every Child Movement

Infosys, a global leader in consulting and technology, today announced that it has made a commitment to work with the MDG Health Alliance, the United Nations Foundation, and the Clinton Health Access Initiative as an Innovation Partner for the India Public-Private Partnership to End Child Diarrheal Deaths, in support of the United Nations Secretary-General's Every Woman Every Child movement. Under this program Infosys Labs, the research and innovation arm of Infosys, will institute an Innovation Co-creation Lab to explore ways that technology can be used to solve critical maternal and child health challenges.

Every Woman Every Child is an unprecedented global movement spearheaded by the UN Secretary-General to mobilize and intensify global action to improve the health of women and children. In India, the effort is supported by the India Publicā€Private Partnership to End Child Diarrheal Deaths, with a vision to prevent deaths of more than 200,000 children under five years of age every year. This partnership will mobilize public and private sector stakeholders to achieve universal coverage of children in India through the intervention of oral rehydration solution (ORS) and zinc by 2015, thereby playing a critical role in preventing diarrheal deaths.

As Innovation Partner for the India Public-Private Partnership to End Child Diarrheal Deaths, Infosys is collaborating with the MDG Health Alliance, United Nations Foundation and the Clinton Health Access Initiative. The Innovation Co-creation Lab created by Infosys will facilitate the convergence of the initiative's task force members onto a common forum offering tools, platforms, frameworks and processes to organize, manage and assist the co-creational interactions specific to this partnership.  

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