AbbVie and AMPATH Partner to Empower Expectant Mothers in Kenya

AbbVie ranked No. 16 on the Fair360, formerly DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2023.


The AbbVie Foundation has expanded its partnership with Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) to support expecting mothers in Kenya.

For many women in Kenya, access to prenatal education and a livable income to support a family is challenging. AMPATH started “Chamas for Change” to provide expecting mothers with the opportunity to learn more about pregnancy and prenatal care.

“Chamas for Change,” or mother-child groups, was launched in 2012 as a pilot program in partnership with Moi University School of Medicine, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, and a consortium of academic health centers led by Indiana University.

The program now has over 4,363 members, helping empower women financially and provide health education.

“We proudly partner with AMPATH because we know that health equity is the cornerstone of a just and thriving society and believe that eliminating health inequities is key to creating a future where the well-being of every individual is supported,” said Claudia Carravetta, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility & Global Philanthropy, AbbVie and President, AbbVie Foundation.

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