Every Preemie—SCALE (Scaling, Catalyzing, Advocating, Learning, and Evidence-Driven), is a five-year $9 million United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Cooperative Agreement designed to provide practical, catalytic, and scalable approaches to expand the uptake of preterm birth (PTB) and low birth weight (LBW) interventions in 25 USAID maternal and child health priority countries in Africa and Asia. The program is implemented by a consortium comprised of Project Concern International (PCI), the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS), and the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). PCI leads community capacity building and mobilization activities, GAPPS leads evidence and knowledge sharing, program learning, and implementation research activities, and ACNM leads health provider capacity building and performance improvement activities.
In each of the 25 USAID maternal and child health priority countries, Every Preemie will provide one or more levels of support to advance dialogue and programming for PTB/LBW. Please see our summary statement below or explore our website for more details.