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.