UCSF School of Nursing Center for Global Health

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UCSF School of Nursing Center for Global Health

GAIN: Global Action to Improve Nursing and Midwifery Care

First, A HUGE THANK YOU to those who helped us reach our initial goal. We are happy to announce the gifts of various donors have resulted in a total of $155,000, enough to launch the intensive leadership and skills training course.

Now we are ready to tackle funding for the second aspect of our project, the teaching and mentoring program. Our mentors will work side by side with local Malawian nurses who have been through our training to help embed new practices and ensure success.

Join us in raising a total of $250,000 to launch this important campaign that will touch the lives of 12,000 women and 13,000 babies each year, in one of the world’s poorest countries.

Investing in Nurses to Save Mothers and Children in Malawi

Nurses provide 90 percent of health care and deliver 4 out of 5 babies worldwide. However, nurses often lack the training and resources to do their jobs safely and effectively. Along with our in-country partners, the UCSF School of Nursing Center for Global Health is improving health outcomes globally.

We are tackling a crucial problem – maternal and child health – in high-risk communities. The facts are heartbreaking in Malawi, the world's poorest country: a mother’s chance of dying from childbirth-related causes is 1 in 150, and 44 babies die for every 1,000 live births. Our goal is to reduce maternal and child mortality in the communities we serve, starting with Malawi.

Educated nurses have the power to turn these statistics around. The GAIN initiative strategy centers around an intensive leadership and clinical skills training course designed by Malawian and UCSF nurse leaders, followed by long-term mentorship to implement life-saving nursing skills and clinical improvements.

The Center for Global Health relies on the generosity of our community to invest in nurses in underserved areas. Our goal is to raise $5 million dollars over the next five years to support the GAIN initiative in Malawi.

Please consider supporting the following important needs:

·         $100 provides advanced training materials for teaching 10 nurses newborn care

·         $250 purchases safety gear to protect nurses from bodily fluids during deliveries

·         $500 buys equipment for infant cord care and resuscitation

·         $1,000 covers the cost of one nurse to attend a GAIN leadership course

·         $5,000 supports ongoing mentorship of GAIN leadership graduates

Thank you for your support!

 If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Lynnette Teti, UCSF Foundation, at 415-476-3441 or lynnette.teti@ucsf.edu.

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