EVERY PREEMIE—SCALE is a five-year $9 million USAID Cooperative Agreement

Designed to provide practical, catalytic, and scalable approaches for expanding uptake of preterm birth (PTB) and low birth weight (LBW) interventions in 25 USAID priority countries predominantly in Africa and Asia.

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USAID Priority Countries

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USAID Priority Countries:
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Senegal, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen*, Zambia.   *Data not available.

Every Preemie—SCALE News and Blogs

Let Them Thrive: Quality Care for the Smallest – November 15, 2017

Every Preemie—SCALE Convenes Partners around Respectful Newborn Care – October 3, 2017

Multi-country Situation Analysis of Inpatient Care of Newborns and Young Infants – August 10, 2017

Every Preemie–SCALE Launches Do No Harm Technical Briefs to Improve the Safe and Effective Use of Key Inpatient Newborn Care Interventions – July 19, 2017

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Country Profiles

 On November 17, 2015, Every Preemie–SCALE launched the Country Profiles for Preterm and Low Birth Weight Prevention and Care for USAID priority countries. The profiles were updated in mid-2017. View the profiles on the Country Profiles tab, or click here.

Every Preemie—SCALE is active in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India and Malawi


In Bangladesh, Every Preemie—SCALE is working with the Projahnmo Research Group on implementation research titled Development and Validation of Measures and Statistical Models to Improve Estimation of Gestational Age before [...]


There are a variety of partners in Ethiopia working with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) to support priority health sector initiatives. The FMOH has exhibited enormous commitment to improving [...]


In June 2014, the Government of India (GOI) published the policy guidelines, Use of Antenatal Corticosteroids in Preterm Labour, (Under Specific Conditions by Auxiliary Nurse Midwives), Operational Guidelines. With the [...]


In July 2015 the Malawian Ministry of Health (MOH) and partners celebrated the country’s achievement of Millennium Development Goal 4—Reduce Child Mortality. Despite this remarkable success, neonatal mortality remains high [...]

Every Preemie—SCALE is proud to be working with our partners USAID, PCI, GAPPS and ACNM

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency working to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. In global health, ​together ​with partners, we are [...]


For over 35 years, PCI has managed USG grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements with local, national, regional or global scope, including over 20 USAID Child Survival and Health Grants Program [...]

Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS)

The Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth, an initiative of Seattle Children’s (GAPPS), collaborates with leading global stakeholders to accelerate progress in maternal, newborn and child health. Worldwide, about [...]

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)

As the professional organization of certified nurse-midwives and midwives in the U.S., ACNM has more than three decades of experience strengthening the capacity of midwives and other health care professionals [...]

15,000,000 Babies Are Born Premature Each Year