Maternal and Child Health

In addition to training thousands of Community Health Workers to provide maternal and child health education throughout the far reaches of the Amazon jungle, J&J and INMED have established 7 casas de espera, or maternity waiting homes, located in Ucayali and Puno. These regions historically have had the highest maternal mortality rates in the country. […]

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Corporate Volunteerism

INMED has hosted several in-country and international Johnson & Johnson corporate volunteer activities in Brazil, including the company’s Global Talent Management program, which convenes young executives from around the world to share in a day of service and fun with children in INMED’s programs. Johnson & Johnson volunteers have helped build a school vegetable garden […]

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HIV-AIDS Prevention

With J&J support, INMED’s “Prevention, the Sooner the Better” program successfully changed attitudes toward HIV-AIDS in high-risk communities in São Paulo, Brazil. This initiative increased participation in testing, reduced stigma among both youth and adults and opened communication channels with parents and teachers to address sensitive subjects, such as adolescent sexuality and exploitation. The program […]

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Community Health Worker Training

With the support of Johnson & Johnson, INMED has trained more than 5,300 Community Health Workers (CHW) in Brazil and Peru over the past decade, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to promote healthy pregnancies and to react quickly in an emergency. The results have been dramatic. For example, maternal deaths in the Ucayali […]

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Anemia and Micronutrient Supplementation

Anemia represents a significant public health concern in Brazil, with prevalence rates of anemia or borderline anemia reaching 95% in some INMED project areas. Chronic iron deficiency anemia can result in long-term, permanent impairment of child development. A key component of INMED’s Healthy Children, Healthy Futures program in Brazil involved treating children with low or borderline […]

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Preventive Health and Hygiene Education

With support from J&J, INMED’s preventive health and hygiene education initiatives have reached more than 3 million children and have trained more than 30,000 teachers, cafeteria workers and community health workers. Together, these stakeholders have generated a groundswell of positive change that has engaged more than 5 million family and community members across Brazil. The […]

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Soil-transmitted Helminth Treatment and Control

INMED began purchasing the deworming medicine mebendazole from Johnson & Johnson/Janssen in Belgium in 1986—and have worked in formal partnership on mass deworming programs in Brazil and Peru since 1993. Johnson & Johnson began donating Vermox™ brand mebendazole in Peru in 2006 and today is providing enough treatment for 6 million individuals annually through a […]

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Intercultural Health

Since 2006, INMED’s Healthy Mothers and Babies program has worked to strengthen local capacity to improve maternal and neonatal health in remote communities in the Ucayali region of Peru. This program increased the usage, coverage and quality of maternal and child health services, with a special focus on indigenous populations whose social exclusion and physical […]

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Disaster Relief

In 2010, heavy storms caused massive flooding across Pernambuco, Brazil—the site of several INMED project communities—leaving more than 50 people dead and 80,000 homeless. In response, Johnson & Johnson made a cash grant and donated 125,000 personal hygiene items and products. J&J also donated more than 20,000 health education posters and fliers specifically targeted toward […]

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Special Projects World Cup 2014

For the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™, INMED distributed 80,000 care packages (Kits do Carinho) donated by Johnson & Johnson to children in 174 schools in the 12 Brazilian host cities. The kits included items, such as a toothbrush and toothpaste, soap, Band-Aids, sunglasses and special World Cup-themed items. The packages were assembled by […]

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