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Global Action in Nursing (GAIN) Project

Raised toward our $75,000 Goal
230 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on March 01, at 11:59 PM PST
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Global Action in Nursing (GAIN) Project

We are raising $75,000 to expand our successful nurse-midwife training program in Malawi and Sierra Leone, two of the most dangerous places in the world to give birth.

In the safest place in the world to give birth, 98,000 women out of 100,000 survive. In the most dangerous place in the world to give birth, the risk of dying due to complications of childbirth is over 100 times higher. The Global Action in Nursing (GAIN) project is working to change this inequity in outcomes by offering training and year-long mentoring to nurse-midwives working in very low-resource settings.

When nurse midwives have the appropriate skills and support to deliver babies, survival of mothers and their newborns during childbirth is drastically improved.  Every woman deserves safe and respectful care during delivery. Please join us in making childbirth safe for all women.

The Global Action in Nursing (GAIN) project of the UCSF School of Nursing Center for Global Health aims to reduce preventable maternal and infant death during childbirth by providing clinical and leadership training to nurse-midwives in high-risk communities.

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5 days of maternity care for 5 mothers and their babies



Transportation for an expert mentor to visit a remote health facility



Safe childbirth guidelines/textbook for 4 nurse-midwives



Pregnancy dating wheels for 10 nurse-midwives



Materials for projects that improve safety in the maternity ward



Simulation kits to practice childbirth skills on model mother and baby doll



Anti-shock garment used to stop mother from hemorrhaging



10 days of bedside mentoring by an expert nurse midwife