Survive & Thrive is an alliance of government, professional health association, private sector and non-profit partners working with country governments and health professionals to improve health outcomes for mothers, newborns and children through clinical training, systems strengthening and policy advocacy.
The Survive & Thrive Global Development Alliance was established in 2012 to energize critical health care interventions during the time when mothers and their children are most vulnerable—from pregnancy through childbirth, and childhood through age five.
Survive & Thrive aims to help save the lives of mothers, newborns and children by working alongside in-country governments and health professionals to implement high-impact health interventions that leverage the combined resources and expertise of government, professional health associations, private sector and non-profit partners.
Even when policies are in place, practices in health facilities may be far behind evidence-based maternal, newborn and child health standards. There is a need to improve the quality of facility-based health services in order to reduce preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths, especially as the rate of institutional deliveries and care-seeking for sick newborns and children increase in many countries.
Survive & Thrive is a public-private partnership that mobilizes U.S. pediatric, obstetric, midwifery and nursing professional associations alongside the private sector and the U.S. Government to collaborate with national governments, international and national professional associations, and global health scholars to strengthen maternal, newborn and child health programs.
Increase utilization and sustainable adoption of achievable high-quality, high-impact maternal, newborn and child health interventions in health facilities around the world.