Survive and Thrive Alliance for Burma

A new joint American – Burmese partnership was announced during US President Barack Obama recent visit to Burma. In line with this partnership, USAID is introducing two public private partnerships in Burma: Survive and Thrive and Helping Babies Breathe.

The Survive and Thrive initiative will help reduce maternal and child deaths by brining resources and expertise of professional associations, private sector and the U.S. Government together, focusing on critical health care interventions during pregnancy, childbirth and until the children reach five years in low resource countries.

Helping Babies Breathe is an evidence-based training including high quality affordable resuscitation devices, which saves the lives of children who have problem breathing during birth – a leading cause of preventable under-five deaths.

USAID will engage Johnson and Johnson, Laerdal, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Nurse Midwives and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to peer associations in Burma to build the Burmese professional associations institutional capacity. 

Press release