Project #7100

Embrace Infant Warmers Impact Babies Lives India

by Thrive Networks
May 6, 2013

The Embrace Programs Team travels to Uttar Pradesh, India to launch a new program in Raebareli

Training with Embrace
Training with Embrace

Raebareli District in Uttar Pradesh, India has an estimated infant mortality rate of 61 deaths per 1,000 live births. This is much higher than the national average of 47 deaths per 1,000 live births, and the state of Uttar Pradesh as a whole accounts for close to a quarter of all infant deaths in the country. Reports show that around 64% of these deaths are in neonates up to four weeks of age, indicating a need for increased neonatal health intervention immediately following childbirth.

Our Director of Programs, Jenafir House, along with our India Program Director, Pompa Debroy, and India Program Coordinator, Priyanka Choubey, visited several clinical facilities throughout the Raebareli District in early March. After an initial needs assessment, the Embrace team found a clear need for improved services around hypothermia management in the region due to a lack of human resources, adequate equipment, and current knowledge. Embrace is currently working with the Raebareli District Government to introduce our innovative infant warmer and complementary education program into five Primary Health Centers in the area. This program will allow us to reach at least 1250 infants and families in need within the first year, and the potential to impact even more lives as we work to establish a sustainable program.

Thank you for helping us Spread the Warmth to a new region in India!

Assessing thermometer accuracy
Assessing thermometer accuracy



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Thrive Networks

Location: Oakland, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Alejandra Villalobos
Oakland, CA United States

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