Saving Mothers, Giving Life

A new Partnership With U.S. and Norwegian Governments and the Private Sector Formed to Save the Lives of Mothers and Their Newborn Children

Saving Mothers, Giving Life

Saving Mothers, Giving Life was launched with the goal of supporting countries where women are dying at alarming rates during pregnancy and childbirth to aggressively reduce maternal mortality. The effort intends to help mothers during labor, delivery, and the first 24 hours postpartum – the period when two out of every three maternal deaths and 45 percent of newborn deaths occur.


  • U.S. Global Health Initiative (GHI)

    United States | Staff size: 6-25

    The Global Health Initiative (GHI) is an approach to instituting integrated, coordinated and results-driven global health investments. GHI strategically combines the skills of U.S. Government...

  • Merck for Mothers

    Advocacy NGO
    Staff size: 6-25

    Merck has a long history of dedicating itself to one overarching goal: improving people's health and well-being. Across more than a hundred countries our medicines, vaccines, animal health...

  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is a group of physicians providing health care for women. With 55,000 members, ACOG strongly advocates for quality care for...

  • Norweigan Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)

    Funding Agencies
    Norway | Staff size: 101-250

    The Agency is a directorate under the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In matter regarding Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI), Norad reports to the...

  • Every Mother Counts (EMC)

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 6-25

    Every Mother Counts (EMC) is an implementing non-government organization. The organization is an advocacy and mobilization campaign to increase education and support for maternal mortality...

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Key Information

LocationSouthern Africa, Uganda, Zambia
  • Start Date 2012
ValueUSD 200 Million