Why We Work Through Partners:
Our partners on the ground have extensive knowledge of their community’s needs and are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the communities they serve. A successful and sustainable partnership allows us to effectively reach those who need our help the most.
We are Proud to Partner with the Following Organizations:
Embrace Partnership Criteria
We cater each partnership to the needs of local communities and work to first understand the neonatal health landscape where our partners operate. We then collaborate with our partners in the dissemination of the Embrace Infant Warmer and targeted health education interventions. Most Embrace partners are NGOs working directly with clinics or hospitals serving vulnerable infants and families in resource-poor settings. In some partnership models, Embrace works directly with non-profit health care facilities or orphanages. As Embrace works through a program model with designated partners, we cannot give away or sell units to individuals. Embrace looks for the following in building programs with partners:
Demonstrated Need: A healthcare facility with a high volume of low birth weight babies needing thermoregulation, not already served by an adequate number of functional heating devices (incubators or radiant warmers).
Adequate Electricity: A healthcare facility with at least intermittent electricity from either the grid or a generator. All current programs are based on the Nest™ product model that requires electricity for 30 minutes, every 4-6 hours.
Positive Collaboration: Partners are willing to partner at both the international and local healthcare facility level. Local partners should have designated administrators and staff willing to work directly with an Embrace Fellow and to support and sustain the program after the Fellow’s departure. Local partners must guarantee adequate support regarding shipping, customs and logistics of receiving and securely storing Embrace Warmers.
Focus on Education: Partners or facilities with already-established education programs, or pathways for education of staff and families. Facilities where education and awareness raising can be offered on the prevention of hypothermia, including training on Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) are required. Facilities already training on KMC and interested in participating in research on expansion in uptake of KMC through the Embrace Program are highly preferred.
Want to Partner with Embrace?
If you meet the Embrace Partnership criteria, and would like more information on becoming a partner, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org