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Creating a world in which  all premature babies have access to an incubator.

Embrace has helped over 700,000 babies with our life-saving portable incubators. Our goal is to impact 1 million babies by 2025. Please help bring our incubators to vulnerable families around the world.

To find out more, watch our video and follow us on Instagram.

Save Lives Today!

Embrace Global is a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide our portable, low-cost, easy-to-use incubators to every baby in need.

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THE FACTS . . . 

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Every 10 seconds, the world loses a newborn.

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3 million babies die in the first 28 days of their life.  

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Millions more grow up with debilitating health issues.

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Embrace's Community of Guardians

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Join a group of dedicated monthly donors who save newborn lives by funding the distribution of our portable incubators around the world.

Over the last 100 years, the baby incubator has been one of the most influential contributions to the decline in infant mortality rate. And yet, today, a baby dies needlessly every ten seconds.

One of the biggest problems these babies face is regulating their body temperatures—which is the primary function of an incubator. But incubators are technically complex, expensive, and require a stable supply of electricity - making them prohibitive in remote parts of the world. 

Incubator

Solution: Embrace Portable Incubator

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FEATURES

INTUITIVE TO USE
 

TRANSPORTABLE
 

REUSABLE
 

WORKS WITHOUT STABLE ELECTRICITY
 

COMPLEMENTS SKIN TO SKIN CARE
 

EASY TO CLEAN
 

ANTIMICROBIAL FABRIC

 

Learn More >

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UKRAINE SPOTLIGHT:

EMBRACE IN UGANDA:

EMBRACE IN ACTION:

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FORTUNATE

Nissima gave birth to premature twins, a boy and a girl. On her way to the hospital, her baby boy died. Her daughter was immediately placed in an Embrace incubator when she reached the hospital — and she survived. Nissima named her Fortunate because she received a warm Embrace that saved her life. 

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Embrace Team & Founder Story

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Jane Chen, Chief Strategy Officer, Co-Founder & Board Member

Jane is the co-founder of Embrace. She is a TED speaker and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. She has been selected for Forbes' Impact 30, and is a recipient of the Economist Innovation Award and Fast Company Innovation Award. Jane has also been recognized as Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the World Economic Forum. She received her MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and her Masters in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Jane is an avid surfer and meditator, and teaches design thinking and leadership. 

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Jonathan Cohen, Chief Growth Officer, Co-Founder & Board Member

Jonathan is the co-founder of Embrace. He is a parallel entrepreneur who has launched and exited 3 companies. He is the Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer of Idealab AZ and the Co-Managing Director at the venture capital fund IdealabX. He received his JD from New York University School of Law, and his Industrial Engineering Degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.  Jonathan loves bringing his entrepreneurial thinking to Embrace Global, cooking, and spending time in hot yoga and the cold plunge. He is the proud husband to Diana Cohen and father to Sasha Rose Cohen. 

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Jaskaran Kaur, Chief Operating Officer

Jaskaran is a human rights attorney by training, who previously co-founded an innovative international nonprofit, Ensaaf, that changed the narrative on crimes against humanity in India. Ensaaf conducted the largest-ever human rights documentation project in India, covering over 12,000 villages in Punjab. Jaskaran has authored several seminal reports on human rights abuses in India. She is a 2006 Echoing Green fellow, and graduated with distinction from Yale College and Harvard Law School. In her free time, Jaskaran enjoys spending time with her family and puppies. She is a brown belt in Krav Maga.

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Alanna Shaikh, Global Health Director

Alanna Shaikh has twenty years of experience in building and leading teams for rapid response to humanitarian emergencies and for long-term development of healthcare systems in low-resource situations. She has worked for USAID, International Medical Corps, Project HOPE, the World Bank and Save the Children. She’s a senior TED fellow and she holds an MPH from Boston University and a BS from Georgetown University. She has lived in seven countries, and is a published poet.

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Dr. Sanjeev Khagram, Co-Chair, The Embrace Global Ambassadors

Dr. Sanjeev Khagram is a world-renowned purpose driven leader, entrepreneur, innovator, connector and thought leader in the areas of globalization and transnationalism, sustainable development and climate action, the global economy and geopolitics, public-private partnerships and multi-stakeholder networks, emerging technologies, digital transformation, the data revolution and 4th Industrial Revolution.  He holds all of his transdisciplinary bachelor, master and doctoral degrees from Stanford University. He has founded and led transformative global institutions across the private, public and social enterprise sectors across including the Desmond Tutu Peace Centre, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, Innovations for Scaling Impact, Global Carbon Removal Partnership, Thunderbird School of Global Management, and the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency.  He has been a professor at Harvard University's Business School and Kennedy School of Government and Stanford University's Institute for International Studies.  He is a refugee of Idi Amin's Uganda, and has lived and worked across all regions of the world.

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Julie Wang Chou

Embrace Board Chair

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Leslie Rohrbacker,

Embrace Board Member

Embrace in the News

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A nonprofit is racing to get its portable baby incubators into Israel and Gaza as crisis deepens

CNN - October 27, 2023

Acutely aware of the deepening crisis between Israel and Gaza, Chen is mobilizing her team at Embrace Global, a nonprofit she co-founded to help save babies’ lives, in a way that’s become second nature to her. Learn more

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Portable Incubators Save Young Lives in Ukraine

UNICEF - July 29, 2022

Baby Sofia is just a day old. She was born in Sumy, Ukraine as air raid sirens wailed in the background. Now, against all the odds, she sleeps quietly in a warmer...The comfort and temperature of Sofia's little body is maintained by a special infant warmer. The American non-profit organisation ‘Embrace’ has provided 150 such devices* to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), which has already delivered them to hospitals in Dnipro, Sumy, Pokrovsk and other Ukrainian cities. Learn more

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Premature births have tripled in Ukraine. This nonprofit is donating portable incubators

Fast Company - May 9, 2022

‘These nurses are risking their lives staying with the babies so they can be in these incubators, meanwhile buildings are getting bombed all around them,’ says Jane Chen, CEO and cofounder of Embrace Global. Learn more

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Humanitarian Heroes: Embrace Global sending portable incubators to pregnant women amid conflict in Ukraine

ABC News - May 6, 2022

Interview with Jane Chen, discussing doubling of rate of premature birth across Ukraine. Learn more

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