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What We Do​


The Survive & Thrive partnership works to:
  • ​​​​​Expand clinical competencies among health professionals who care for women, newborns and children
  • Accelerate the scale up of quality improvement processes and approaches
  • Bring affordable technologies and innovative educational materials and products to health professionals and their patients
  • Support efforts to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of these programs so that they can be strengthened and scaled accordingly
  • Create learning opportunities for emerging global health leaders



Program Areas​​


Maternal Health
  • Basic and comprehensive emergency obstetric care
  • Prevention and management of postpartum hemorrhage and eclampsia
  • Long-acting, reversible and permanent contraception
  • Prevention and management of maternal and health care acquired infections

Newborn Health
  • Newborn resuscitation
  • Immediate essential newborn care
  • Prevention and management of preterm and low-birthweight newborns
  • Newborn screening and management
  • Prevention and management of newborn and health care acquired infections

Child Health
  • Case management of pneumonia and diarrhea
  • Early childhood development 
  • Prevention and management of non-communicable diseases
  • Prevention and management of child and health care acquired infections
Professional Association Strengthening
  • Developing the ability of individuals and professionals to conduct oversight, perform tasks, assess clinical competencies and outcomes of teams, and provide clinical opinions to ​ministries of health
  • Strengthening in​-country education and training of interns, residents, faculty, physicians, midwives and nurses
  • Building capacity to assess facilities and improve quality of care through practices rooted in evidence and data

Global Health Scholars
  • Individuals who have completed core clinical training with a professional focus in medicine, midwifery or nursing, and have prior experience in global health
  • Participate in a bi-directional collaboration between professional associations, university programs and ministries of health to build human resources and institutional capacity that affect change in standards of care in limited-resource settings ​ 


Program Activities 


Supporting the introduction of the Helping Babies Survive suite of programs in 22 countries through regional workshops in Africa and Asia:
​Asia​Africa
​Afghanistan​Ethiopia
​Bangladesh​Ghana
​China​Kenya
​India​Liberia
​Indonesia​Malawi
​Myanmar​Nigeria
​Nepal​South Sudan
​Pakistan​Tanzania
​Philippines​Uganda
​Vietnam​Zambia
​Yemen​Zimbabwe​

Supporting the rollout of the Helping Babies Survive suite of programs through the "Helping 100,000 Babies Survive​ and Thrive" initiative in:
​​Ethiopia
​India
​Nigeria​​​

Strengthening national professional associations in target countries:
​Afghanistan
​Malawi
​Myanmar
​Tanzania​

Developing leadership knowledge, skills and abilities in nurses leading and providing care for mothers, newborns and children up to five years old:
​Malawi
​Uganda
​Swaziland
​South Africa​​