Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A) Alliance

Supported by USAID, Kiawah Trust of U.K., and Dasra, the Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child, and Adolescent (RMNCH+A) Health Alliance is a $14 million partnership that engages multiple stakeholders to better foster innovations for ending preventable maternal and child deaths in India.

Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A) Alliance

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.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Dasra

    Implementing NGO
    India | Staff size: 101-250

    Dasra's strategic approach to social problems has dramatically increased the impact and scale of social change in India. Till date; we have directed over USD $37 million in funding commitments...

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Key Information

LocationIndia, South Asia
  • Start Date 2013
  • End Date 2017
  • ValueUSD 14 Million