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UCSF School of Nursing Center for Global Health

Raised toward our $250,000 Goal
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Project has ended
Project ended on June 15, at 11:59 PM PDT
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UCSF School of Nursing Center for Global Health

We are excited to announce that the UCSF GAIN Initiative has raised a total of $175,000 to launch our maternal child health nursing program in Malawi this coming September!

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. By continuing to expand the program, GAIN will touch the lives of 12,000 women and 13,000 babies each year, in one of the world’s poorest countries.

If you would like to support the continuing work of GAIN, please visit the UCSF Foundation page for Global Health Nursing.


GAIN: Global Action to Improve Nursing and Midwifery Care

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.


Thank you for your support!

Please feel free to contact the Center for Global Health with questions about our work:

If you have any questions about donating to this work, please contact Ms. Lynnette Teti, UCSF Foundation, at 415-476-3441 or

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