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Focus Area: 
Survive to Thrive


We succeed when pregnancy and delivery are safer for more women, and when health systems prioritize newborns. Our Investments in this Focus Area are concentrated in Ethiopia, Liberia, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.

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We invest in organizations implementing these approaches:

  • Influence the scale-up of the highest-impact ante-natal, delivery, and post-natal care interventions
  • Support early breastfeeding as part of optimal infant and young child feeding
  • Upgrade facilities and systems to meet clinical service and referral standards

We measure these outcomes to assess our impact:

  • Lower neonatal mortality
  • Countries meet their need for effective obstetric and newborn care
  • More babies are born at term and above 2.5 kg
  • More mothers and infants receive early and complete antenatal and post-natal care
  • More deliveries with a skilled attendant

Current Investments