Survive and Thrive in Burma

The Survive and Thrive public private partnership will increase the coverage of high-impact and high-quality interventions delivered by midwives to women and newborns in Burma.

Survive and Thrive in Burma

The Survive and Thrive initiative is a public-private partnership that will help reduce maternal and child deaths by bringing resources and expertise of professional associations, private sector and the U.S. Government together, focusing on critical health care interventions during pregnancy, childbirth and until the children reach five years in low resource countries. It was launched in Burma on March 2013. In Burma, the partnership will expand the coverage of quality and high impact maternal newborn services starting with essential newborn care, and link pediatricians, midwives, and obstetricians from American professional associations to peer associations to build capacity in service delivery.

Survive and Thrive will partner with civil society and professional and educational institutions, work within the Ministry of Health’s health system, support the programs of the 3MDG Fund, and maximize synergy with community-based programs of existing partners. USAID will engage Johnson and Johnson, Laerdal, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Nurse Midwives and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to peer associations in Burma to build capacity in service delivery for priority health interventions.


  • 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...

  • Johnson & Johnson

    Goods Supplier, Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    Caring for the world, one person at a time... inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. They embrace research and science - bringing innovative ideas, products and services to...

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

    Staff size: 101-250

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young...

  • American College of Nurse-Midwives

    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States. With roots dating...

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Key Information

LocationBurma, East Asia and Pacific
  • Start Date 2013
  • End Date 2014
  • Sectors