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 overall project management, global and partner engagement, and supports research and learning; GAPPS leads evidence, research and learning activities; and ACNM leads health provider capacity building and performance improvement activities.
Every Preemie prioritizes collaboration, responsiveness to emerging needs, and adaptation to achieve the project’s strategic objective of “Increased global utilization of prioritized, evidence-based, and underutilized of PTB/LBW interventions”. With a focus on moving evidence to action, Every Preemie works across three main areas: Implementation research; Technical support to USAID priority countries; and Global engagement and collaboration with partners and stakeholders.
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