CHILDBIRTH SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL

Reaching the Unreached with Health Services, Resources, and Information

aka CSI   |   Baltimore, MD   |  https://childbirthsurvivalinternational.org

Mission

Facilitate the effective provision of respectful, quality maternal and reproductive health services to women of childbearing age; improve services for newborns and children 0–5 years at health facilities and at their homes; increase access to youth friendly reproductive health services; and elevate the social status of women and girls.

Ruling year info

2014

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Bhim Bahadur BK

Cofounder & former CEO, Board Chair

Prof. Tausi Suedi

Main address

300 E Lombard Street Suite 840

Baltimore, MD 21202 USA

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EIN

46-3326114

NTEE code info

Public Health Program (E70)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Nonprofit Management (S50)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Contribute to global and national efforts to reduce and ultimately end preventable maternal-newborn-child-adolescent deaths and disabilities in underserved communities. Increase opportunities for adolescent girls to go to school, stay in school, and live to their full potential. Increase awareness and demand at the grassroots level for quality and affordable health services. Elevate social status for women and girls including women and girls with disabilities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Save Mothers of Africa (Maternal & Women's Health)

Childbirth Survival International (CSI) contributes in the reduction or preventable maternal and newborn mortality in marginalized communities by donating sterile childbirth kits, life-saving medicines, community education, and advocacy. #SaveMothersofAfrica cuts across all of CSI's top five priorities and the three directly linked programs to achieve and contribute to the goal to save lives of mothers are: Reproductive Health & Family Planning, Saving Lives at Birth, and Women's Economic Empowerment.

http://childbirthsurvivalinternational.org/saving-lives-at-birth.html

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Families

Childbirth Survival International (CSI) collaborates with schools and communities to reach out to adolescent girls with messages on menstruation, menstrual hygiene, reproductive health, prevention and consequences of teenage pregnancies, HIV/AIDS, and importance of education. The sessions are normally highly interactive and engaging the girls in conversations many cultures in the developing world consider "taboo". At the end of each session, CSI distributes sanitary towels for free.

http://childbirthsurvivalinternational.org/girl-talk-girl-power.html

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Women and girls

This program is designed for both girls and boys. Age appropriate sessions to address youth health, education, and opportunities within their communities. Program includes orphans and vulnerable children.

http://childbirthsurvivalinternational.org/keeping-youth-hai.html

http://childbirthsurvivalinternational.org/safina.html

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Non-adult children

Sharing appropriately tailored information on maternal health, newborn health, family planning, adolescent reproductive care within the community targeting male leaders and elders as agents of change.

Population(s) Served
Adults

As part of CSI's Saving Lives At Birth program, CSI offers midwifery professional development skills course to address the chronic shortage of skilled midwives, knowledge gaps in best practices, lagging health system, and human rights violation of childbearing women which all contribute to high preventable/treatable maternal and neonatal deaths and disabilities.

The CSI midwifery skills course is intended to end obstetric violence, improve competency skills of licensed midwives, to ensure midwives' day-to-day duties align with current and best practices to recognize danger signs, how to manage or de-escalate them to save life of Mom and Baby, and to provide respectful maternity care. The robust training encompasses hands-on learning in BEmONC, Newborn Resuscitation and Care, Helping Mothers Survive & additional critical maternal newborn care interventions by using modern technologies, information and products. 

http://childbirthsurvivalinternational.org/midwifery-professional-development.html

Population(s) Served
Caregivers
Women and girls

In patriarchal societies, which is everywhere in the world, men hold power to influence control and decisions made from the household level to government level. In many parts of the developing world, both low- and middle income countries, men have the last word and there's not much safe space for women to contribute thoughts or ideas that could potentially benefit everyone and not just a selected few. Intentionally curving and designing traditionally "female" conversations to include and engage men is necessary to significantly reduce preventable maternal-newborn deaths and disabilities; reduce rapid spread of infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS in women and girls; increase number of girls going to school and pursuing higher education; increase use and acceptance of birth spacing options; and more. Men cannot be left behind in the movement to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and advance the rights and well-being of women and girls around the world.

http://childbirthsurvivalinternational.org/men-for-women--girls

Population(s) Served
Adults
Men and boys

Across the developing world, access to reproductive health services and modern contraception is a challenge for so many young and older women. Poor reproductive health services and lack of access to affordable modern contraception and information to space births continue to contribute to the high maternal-newborn mortality and morbidity rates in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. CSI complies with Mexico City Policy.

https://childbirthsurvivalinternational.org/reproductive-health--family-planning

Population(s) Served
Adults
Women and girls

Women's economic empowerment or independence is a driver to address several challenges faced by women and children such as accessing health services, paying tuition for girls to go to school, being able to afford adequate and proper nutrition to ensure growth and development of their children, and purchasing basic needs such as clothing, shoes, and school supplies. To reduce preventable maternal and child deaths, reduce teenage pregnancies, reduce gender-based violence, increase use of family planning services, reduce intergenerational poverty, and increase number of female trained healthcare workers, women need a secure and sustainable source of income. CSI's Women's Economic Empowerment program focuses on connecting women to resources, creating safe learning spaces, and building women's confidence and skills in business mostly in small-scale agriculture, animal farming, home-based businesses, and strategic investing for the well-being of their families. CSI empowering women through collaboration with vocational schools and CSI's Center for Women and Girls in Uganda.

https://childbirthsurvivalinternational.org/womens-economic-empowerment

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Social and economic status

CSI's Safina monthly program to educate and empower orphans and vulnerable children can be understood as a vessel to make sure the marginalized young don't get left behind but have the opportunity to achieve their dreams, be successful and thrive like their peers. ​The program has three focus areas "the basics" in order to be an effective and strong vessel for orphans and vulnerable children: Feed, Care, and Educate focusing on health education.

https://childbirthsurvivalinternational.org/safina-for-ovc

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

During COVID-19 global pandemic, Childbirth Survival International (CSI) is collaborating with local governments and communities to distribute food and basic household needs for example soap. As a maternal health nonprofit, CSI has facilitated COVID-19 safety literacy for pregnant women and distributed childbirth kits to support pregnant women. In additional to increasing food access, in Somalia, CSI is working with religious leaders to protect young and adolescent girls from Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C).

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Families

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of pregnant women receiving early and adequate prenatal care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Adults

Related Program

Save Mothers of Africa (Maternal & Women's Health)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of pregnant women in Tanzania and Uganda who benefited from CSI's Saving Lives at Birth program. Educating mothers, providing childbirth kits, and advocating for safe motherhood in communities.

Number of maternal deaths prevented

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls

Related Program

Save Mothers of Africa (Maternal & Women's Health)

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of pregnant women in Tanzania and Uganda who benefited from CSI's Saving Lives at Birth program. Educating mothers, providing childbirth kits, and advocating for safe motherhood in communities.

Number of adolescent girls and women who receive HIV counseling and testing

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Adolescents, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Girl Talk, Girl Power

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Incorporate HIV counseling and testing in CSI's programs: Girl Talk, Girl Power, Saving Lives at Birth, Reproductive Health and Family Planning to increase awareness about HIV and connect to services.

Number of children who received school supplies

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Adolescents

Related Program

Safina 'Noah's Ark' for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Outreach orphans, vulnerable, and abandoned children & youth with basic and mandatory schools supplies plus provide basic health services and counseling.

Number of pregnant women giving birth at a health facility

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Save Mothers of Africa (Maternal & Women's Health)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

CSI distributes childbirth kits to pregnant women as an incentive to deliver in a health facility with a skilled birth attendant to avert preventable maternal-newborn deaths and disabilities.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Reduce preventable deaths and disabilities for pregnant women, newborns, children under five years old, and adolescents/youth in marginalized communities by ensuring they receive respectful, timely, and quality health services and information.

1. Increase access to basic health services at the grassroots level to reduce preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths and disabilities.
2. Strengthen frontline health worker capacity in urban and rural communities to provide respectful and quality reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health services.
3. Increase access to health information and literacy in underserved communities to drive demand for health services and change behaviors.
4. Deepen collaborative relationships with local and international partners including non-health partners to advance lifesaving grassroots interventions, maximize social impact, elevate social status of women and girls, and strengthen health systems.
5. Increase number of adolescents and youth accessing social support and reproductive health services to live to their full potential and prevent HIV/AIDS infections, unintended pregnancies, use of alcohol and drugs, and crime/gang related engagement.
6. Grow and strengthen CSI’s grassroots human resource capacity for effective and sustainable program implementations in underserved communities.

Collaboration with international and local partners, but most importantly working at the grassroots level and achieving community buy-in and feedback to strengthen programs.

Continue fundraising and writing grants to secure funding to ensure successful implementation and handing project off to community members to sustain the developments within their communities.

The CSI Team is amazing - educated, skilled, talented, passionate, and believe in the CSI mission and vision. Through the team, their strong connections and networks are invaluable to CSI.

Childbirth Survival International was officially registered in 2013 and since then, we are proud of the lives we have saved and impacted, hundreds and thousands of lives through our evidence-based and community-centered public health interventions. We continue to work on our programs and seek funding to accomplish more.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Incorporation of noncommunicable disease screening in maternal health programs as a direct result of community feedback.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

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CHILDBIRTH SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL

Board of directors
as of 04/09/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Prof. Tausi Suedi

Childbirth Survival International

Term: 2019 - 2022

Tausi Suedi

Childbirth Survival International

Amri Ngoye

Alpha Home Care Services LLC

Bhim Bahadur BK

Childbirth Survival International

Stella Mpanda

Childbirth Survival International

Modupe Agueh-McCracken

Obstetrician

Sarah Nabwami

Childbirth Survival International

Sandra Kiyonga

Childbirth Survival International

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/9/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability