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.
Neonatal mortality rate (2015):UN Inter-Agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation. Levels & trends in child mortality: report 2015. New York: UNICEF, WHO, World Bank; 2015.
Number of preterm births (2015): Preterm birth rate (2010) from Blencowe H, Cousens S, Oestergaard M, Chou D, Moller AB, Narwal R, Adler A, Garcia CV, Rohde S, Say L, Lawn JE. National, regional and worldwide estimates of preterm birth rates in the year 2010 with time trends since 1990 for selected countries: a systematic analysis and implications. The Lancet, June 9 2012, 379(9832): 2162-72. Applied to 2015 live births from UNICEF. 2016. State of the World’s Children 2016. Geneva: UNICEF http://data.unicef.org/resources/state-worlds-children-2016-statistical-tables/
Number of under-5 deaths due to direct preterm birth complications (2015): Liu L, Oza S, Hogan D, Chu Y, Perin J, Zhu J, et al. Global, regional, and national causes of under-5 mortality in 2000–15: an updated systematic analysis with implications for the Sustainable Development Goals. Lancet 2016,388:3027-3035.
Percent of births attended by skilled attendant (2008-2017): Most recent household survey (Demographic & Health Survey [DHS], Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey [MICS], Other National Survey [NS], Millennium Development Goals Survey [MDG-S]). See country profiles for country-specific source.
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]