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...
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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Dec 3, 2013

Embrace expands to two new hospitals in Kabul

New mother with her baby in Embrace
New mother with her baby in Embrace

Dear Embrace supporters,

Firstly, despite the tremendous success we've had in Afghanistan so far, we are sad to announce that this will be our final report for our Embrace Global Giving project "Preventing Newborn Hypothermia in Afghanistan." If you wish to continue receiving updates about Embrace's progress, I encourage you to follow our other Global Giving project "Embrace Infant Warmers Impact Babies' Lives in India," read our blog or sign up for our newsletter. 

As winter is fast approaching in Afghanistan, temperatures are dropping and infants are at a greater risk for hypothermia. With our great success at Rabia Balkhi Hospital in Kabul over the past 7 months, we are thrilled to announce our expansion to two more hospitals in Kabul: Malalai Maternity Hospital and Indira Gandhi Children's Hospital. Both hospitals previously had no functioning incubators, so the introduction of the Embrace infant warmers have been a great help to these high birth facilities. 

In our first month at Malalai and Indira Gandhi Hospitals, the Embrace infant warmer helped nearly 200 low birth weight and premature infants. Our current total for all of Afghanistan includes over 3500 infants helped. We are so thrilled with the progress so far, and fully recognize that we could not achieve such great results without supporters like you.

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Nurse with a baby in Embrace
Nurse with a baby in Embrace

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Nov 4, 2013

Embrace is expanding in Karnataka

Nurse Training at PN Halli
Nurse Training at PN Halli

Embrace is thrilled to annouce our expansion in the Indian state of Karnataka. Embrace's first two sites in this region, SM Halli and PN Halli, started in May 2012. They have proven a great success, with Embrace helping nearly 400 infants in these two health care facilities to date. The planned expansion will see Embrace rolled out to an additional eleven health care centers in the region. The eleven health care centers were idenfied and selected due to their higher volumes of births and higher instances of low birth weight and prematurity among neonates. With an expansion to this scale, we plan to impact over 1000 low birth weight and premature infants in Karnataka during 2014. 

The expansion is extra meaningful since Embrace's India roots are firmly planted in Bangalore, the capitol of Karnataka. Embrace first started in Bangalore in 2009 and has since expanded to three other states with the Embrace India team still headquartered in the city. We hope to continue expanding in Karnataka and the rest of India.

Many thanks to all of our supporters! We would not be able to impact as many infants and families as we do, without your continued support.

Infant in Embrace at SM Halli
Infant in Embrace at SM Halli

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