Our priority is to fund clinics and hospitals focused on serving the poor in undeserved, rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa. We also support select organizations that are serving the very poor in urban or peri-urban areas.
Our grants are funded by the Gould Family Foundation Fund for Maternal Newborn Health (MNH) Clinics and by funding from collaborating foundations like the Segal Family Foundation and Child Relief International.
100% of contributions go to fund grants — there are no sales, marketing, salary, travel or administrative expenses associated with the Fund. These costs are borne personally by the Gould Family.
Many of our partners (who are not providing delivery services) are operating effective antenatal programs but, all too often, expectant mothers (especially the poorest) deliver with a traditional birth attendant or in a sub-standard, government clinic. Overcrowded conditions, lack of an organized referral – transport process, poor infection control procedures, staff indifference or training issues and lack of proper equipment contribute to poor outcomes. The poorest we serve are often relegated to these conditions — we can do better. The Delivery Subsidy Program (DSP) provides poor expectant mothers with a path from a quality, caring antenatal program to a safe, clean, respectful delivery in a “vetted” clinic. It can also be used to fund transport to and from a clinic and the purchase of a mama kit.
75% of expectant mothers in Integrate Health's catchment areas in northern Togo deliver in an IH supported delivery center – very impressive results. When discussing the remaining 25 % that are delivering with TBAs or with family help – the main barrier was transportation. IH identified a great solution - tri-motorcycles with a bed and bench attached to transport remote expectant mothers to HTH supported delivery centers. They are having 3 tri-motorcycles built to support their 3 delivery centers. We are helping IH fund the procurement and operation of this innovative solution.