Partnership isn’t just essential to the way we work – it’s how we work

Our partners include United Nations agencies, national ministries of health, research institutes, and other non-governmental organizations. The unique skills and experience of each partner make our joint work notably stronger.

For all country-specific projects, we partner with ministries of health and local organizations. They lead the effort. We offer expertise to support the process.

We’ve worked with partners in over 50 countries to strengthen health systems and expand the availability, quality, and utilization of emergency obstetric and newborn care (EmONC).


United Nations Partners

  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

  • World Health Organization (WHO)

Organizations and Universities

  • Accountability Research Center (ARC), American University

  • American College of Nurse Midwives

  • African Network for Associate Clinicians (ANAC)

  • CARE - an international humanitarian organization

  • Center for the Study of Equity and Governance in Health Systems, Guatemala - a national health and human rights NGO

  • Chainama College of Health Sciences, Zambia

  • Community Health Promotion Kenya Ltd (CHPK)

  • Community of Practitioners on Accountability and Social Action in Health (COPASAH)

  • FHI 360

  • Global Partnership for Social Accountability, World Bank

  • ICAP at Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

  • Ifakara Health Institute - a Tanzania-based health research organization

  • International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b)

  • International Initiative on Maternal Mortality and Human Rights - an international coalition of civil society organizations addressing maternal mortality as a human rights concern

  • James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh

  • John Snow International

  • Namati - a global legal empowerment and social accountability NGO

  • Nazdeek - a health and legal empowerment NGO based in India

  • The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH), World Health Organization

  • Public Health Foundation of India - a public/private initiative addressing public health in India

  • RAISE Initiative - AMDD's sister organization in the Mailman School of Public Health that promotes reproductive health access, information, and services in emergencies

  • Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) Council

  • SAHAYOG - an Indian civil society organization that promotes gender equality and women's health

  • Save the Children

  • Tanzania Training Centre for International Health

  • Thamini Uhai - a Tanzania-based NGO that works on improving maternal and newborn health


Our work is made possible with generous support from

  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • CARE

  • The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation 

  • Merck for Mothers

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark

  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

  • University Research Company

Learn how we make change with this support.

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