Thrive Networks

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Thrive Networks’ mission is to improve the health and well-being of underserved communities in Asia and Africa through evidence-based programs and technologies in the areas of newborn health, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and education.

What We Do

Thrive Networks’ newborn health program improves healthcare in low-resource settings through innovation, capacity development and research to help vulnerable newborns survive and thrive.

Invest In Innovation

  • Develop low-cost technologies for resource-limited settings and ensure they reach target facilities
  • Support MTTS, a Vietnam-based social enterprise to design and manufacture appropriate technologies
  • Integrate devices into a country’s health system and bring them to scale

Improve Newborn Care

  • Work closely with Ministries of Health and leading national neonatologists to train clinicians
  • Provide equipment, maintenance support, coaching, and monitoring and evaluation
  • Educate families on newborn care while their baby is in hospital

Conduct Research & Evaluation

  • Collaborate with academic institutes such as Stanford University (USA), University of Trieste (Italy) and Medical University of Padua (Italy)
  • Undertake operational and clinical research to improve programs
  • Disseminate results via peer-reviewed journal articles

How We Do It

Collaborate with Partners

  • Partner with design firms, medical technology companies and INGOs to develop, test and manufacture appropriate neonatal technologies
  • Work with Ministries of Health, leading national clinicians and hospital administrators to integrate technologies into existing health systems
  • Engage neonatologists, pediatricians and nurses for pro bono services

The Thrive Health methodology has gained the trust and confidence of clinicians, positioning EMW as a long-term partner in fostering systemic change to improve the quality of newborn care. Breath of Life can be implemented in existing public and private health systems in low-resource environments to reduce the leading causes of preventable neonatal mortality and morbidity.