Description/achievement of initiative
Novartis and the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development (NFSD) have been contributing to the realization of the MDGs since their launch in 2000. NFSD has committed to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through a variety of healthcare programs as well as through efforts to bring different stakeholders together to build effective health partnerships. One such project, developed in partnership with WHO, IMCI Computerized Adaptation and Training Tool (ICATT), is the newest example of such a commitment. ICATT is an innovative e-learning software targeted at reducing under five mortality by globally scaling up training in Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) after successful testing in Tanzania, Peru and Indonesia. In 2011, the NFSD and the WHO decided to continue collaboration in order to develop a similar training tool for Integrated Management of Pregnancy and Childbirth (IMPAC) in order to contribute to the achievement of MDG 5. The tool will thus be called IMPACTT (Integrated Management of Pregnancy and Childbirth Training Tool) and comprise training modules in pregnancy care, childbirth, newborn care, postnatal maternal care and postnatal newborn care. The first module on Essential Newborn Care will be ready for testing by the end of this year.
By developing partnerships, developing training tools for integrated management of Pregnancy and Childbirth.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
WHO, IMCI Computerized Adaptation and Training Tool (ICATT)