USAID, the Kiawah Trust (a UK family foundation that focuses on improving the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable young people) and Dasra/Impact Foundation–India’s leading strategic philanthropy foundation–launched a five year partnership to address the healthcare needs of mothers, newborns, children, and adolescent girls in India in 2013 titled the ‘Reproductive Maternal Neonatal Child Health + Adolescents (RMNCH+A) Alliance’ implemented by Dasra/Impact Foundation.
The RMNCH+A Alliance aims to achieve systemic change by fostering high-impact innovations to address key factors that contribute to maternal and child deaths such as early pregnancy, weak antenatal/postnatal care, unsafe deliveries, low nutrition levels, incomplete immunization, diarrhea, and pneumonia, all prevalent in India. It is expected that new lifesaving innovations within the “Lifecycle” will impact the lives of the most marginalized women and children with pioneering knowledge, processes and technologies which allow for holistic solutions to critical gaps in the cycle and contribute towards reduction of preventable morbidity and mortality among women and children.
Under this Alliance, the RMNCH+A sector will be mapped to identify critical gap areas and innovative approaches to address these gaps. A diverse group of stakeholders including the government, private sector, academicians, healthcare experts and the donor community will be engaged through knowledge exchanges, philanthropic events and forums to generate a dialogue on policies and innovative approaches in RMNCH+A. Competitively selected organizations will receive support to demonstrate the innovative concepts on RMNCH +A and to strengthen their business plans, organizational management and portfolio for scaling up.
|Location||India, South Asia|
|Value||USD 14 Million|