Embrace

Embrace's mission is to advance maternal and child health by delivering innovative solutions to the world's most vulnerable populations. We catalyze the creation of new products with strong potential to improve health outcomes in developing countries, distribute those products directly to the people who need them most, and integrate them into public health programs to have a deeper and more lasting impact on the communities we serve. Our primary goal is to help save the lives of low birth weight and premature infants by distributing an inexpensive and effective infant warmer in conjunction with education programs that address the root causes of neonatal hypothermia. We believe that every wom...
May 8, 2014

Global Giving visits an Embrace program in India!

Neha at Sareni CHC
Neha at Sareni CHC

Embrace Friends --

 

We have had an exciting first couple of months in 2014! Many of our program sites in India have seen an increase in the number of infants using the Embrace infant warmer, as well as an increase in side-by-side education sessions for mothers on how to practice Kangaroo Mother Care (skin-to-skin contact between a mother and baby to manage hypothermia) to keep their infants warm at home. With this positive feedback from the local communities, we are currently strategizing our expansion to additional clinics and hospital in new districts with great need. This careful planning will help us reach our goal of nearly doubling our number of program sites in India by the end of 2014.

 

The Embrace India team had a wonderful visit recently from Neha, a Global Giving team member. Neha traveled to the Raebareli District in Uttar Pradesh where she visited a few of the Embrace program sites with guidance from the Embrace Raebareli Site Coordinator, Yasin, and Raebareli Site Educators, Sundari, Firoj, Preeti, and Shilpy. Neha had the opportunity to speak with the health care facility staff and local families, and she had to opportunity to see an infant be placed in an Embrace infant warmer at Khiro Community Health Clinic. By the end of her visit, Neha remarked at how happy she was to see such easy-to-use equipment functioning in these government health care facilities.

 

With your support, we can continue to help impact the lives of mothers and infants most in need.

 

Warm regards,

 

The Embrace team

Neha at Khiro CHC
Neha at Khiro CHC

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Feb 7, 2014

Embrace finishes strong in 2013 with major expansion throughout India!

Mothers receive training at SM Halli clinic
Mothers receive training at SM Halli clinic

Embrace Friends - 

Thank you for helping us expand our reach and impact throughout India during 2013. We have seen incredible growth with our programs, both with expansion to new healthcare sites and increases in the total number of infants we are able to serve.

With your generous and continued support, Embrace partnered with 53 new healthcare facilities in India during 2013. We established programs at 11 sites in Karnataka, at 11 sites in Uttar Pradesh, and at 31 sites in Rajasthan. We hired 2 new Site Managers and 4 Site Educators to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate training and education at each of our program sites, and to serve as liaisons with the surrounding communities. We employ local teams with deep ties to the communities we serve, who speak the language, know the customs, and understand what it takes to implement each program successfully. 

Thanks to this incredible programmatic growth, in 2013 Embrace reached over 9,393 low birth weight and premature infants in India. Our dedicated Site Managers and Site Educators provided intensive one-on-one education on hypothermia and newborn health to over 2,653 mothers, family members and health care workers.

We have set our sights even higher for 2014. Our goal is to more than double our current number of program sites in India and significantly increase the number of newborn infants helped.

With your continued support, we are confident in our ability to reach our ambitious goal in 2014. 

 

Warm regards,

The Embrace Team

Infant in Embrace warmer at SM Halli clinic
Infant in Embrace warmer at SM Halli clinic
Mother with her baby in Raebareli clinic
Mother with her baby in Raebareli clinic

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Feb 3, 2014

Embrace finishes strong in 2013 with major expansion throughout India!

Raebareli clinic receives Embrace starter pack
Raebareli clinic receives Embrace starter pack

Embrace Friends—

 

Thank you for helping us expand our reach and impact throughout India during 2013. We have seen incredible growth with our programs, both with expansion to new healthcare sites and increases in the total number of infants we are able to serve.

With your generous and continued support, Embrace partnered with 53 new healthcare facilities in India during 2013. We established programs at 11 sites in Karnataka, at 11 sites in Uttar Pradesh, and at 31 sites in Rajasthan. We hired 2 new Site Managers and 4 Site Educators to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate training and education at each of our program sites, and to serve as liaisons with the surrounding communities. We employ local teams with deep ties to the communities we serve, who speak the language, know the customs, and understand what it takes to implement each program successfully.

Thanks to this incredible programmatic growth, in 2013 Embrace reached over 9,393 low birth weight and premature infants in India. Our dedicated Site Managers and Site Educators provided intensive one-on-one education on hypothermia and newborn health to over 2,653 mothers, family members and health care workers.

We have set our sights even higher for 2014. Our goal is to more than double our current number of program sites in India and significantly increase the number of newborn infants helped.

With your continued support, we are confident in our ability to reach our ambitious goal in 2014.

 

Warm regards,

The Embrace Team

 

Mother with her baby in Raebareli
Mother with her baby in Raebareli
Infant in Embrace warmer in SM Halli clinic
Infant in Embrace warmer in SM Halli clinic
Mothers receive training at SM Halli clinic
Mothers receive training at SM Halli clinic

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