Survive & Thrive Global Development Alliance

The Survive &Thrive Global Development Alliance is a new partnership established 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.

The alliance will mobilize U.S. obstetric, pediatric and midwifery professional associations alongside the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), private sector and civil society organizations in a first of its kind partnership to improve the quality of facility-based maternal, newborn and child health services to reduce preventable maternal and child deaths. This will be achieved by:

Support and sustain well-established high impact programs such as Helping Babies Breathe and Helping Mothers Survive


Accelerate the efforts to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of these programs so that they can be scaled accordingly


Bring affordable technologies and innovative educational materials and products to health professionals and their patients


Strengthen national professional associations in target countries

The American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Nurse-Midwives, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Save the Children Laerdal Global Health, Jhpiego, Johnson & Johnson and USAID are the active member organizations in the Survive and Thrive Global Development Alliance.

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