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CHILDBIRTH SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL

Reaching the Unreached with Health Services, Resources, and Information

aka CSI   |   Georgetown, TX   |  https://childbirthsurvivalinternational.org

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CHILDBIRTH SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL

EIN: 46-3326114


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

President

Professor Tausi Suedi

Main address

220 Mais Dr

Georgetown, TX 78626 USA

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EIN

46-3326114

Subject area info

Health care quality

Health care access

Family planning

Childbirth

Maternal and perinatal health

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Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Women and girls

Men and boys

Families

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NTEE code info

Public Health Program (E70)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Nonprofit Management (S50)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Tax forms

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Communication

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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.

https://www.childbirthsurvivalinternational.org/savemothersofafrica

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. Girl Talk, Girl Power opens opportunuties for girls to engage in activities such as sports.

https://www.childbirthsurvivalinternational.org/girl-talk-girl-power

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.

https://childbirthsurvivalinternational.org/keeping-youth-hai

https://childbirthsurvivalinternational.org/safina

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

CSI's Saving Lives At Birth program includes 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 & products. 

https://childbirthsurvivalinternational.org/midwifery-professional-development

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 is a driver to address several challenges faced by women and children such as accessing health services, paying tuition for girls, being able to afford adequate and proper nutrition to ensure growth and development of their children, and purchasing basic needs such as clothing & shoes. 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.

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 and pregnant teens 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 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

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 using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

CHILDBIRTH SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
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Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

CHILDBIRTH SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President

Professor Tausi Suedi

A passionate, culturally diverse, multilingual, and experienced public health leader. A respected international and local advocate with over a decade-long successful public track record in global health. Focused to improve and strengthen quality of health services, resources, and information provided and delivered to women, newborns, children, adolescents/youth, and the elderly in marginalized communities. Have more than 15 years of experience in global health. Purposeful collaborator and visionary leader in improving maternal and child health through: strategic partnerships, health policy, culturally-sensitive grassroots programming, health systems strengthening, leverage and sustain funding, capacity building, use of modern technology, and direct engagement with local communities. Contribute to efforts and decisions to improve quality, access and delivery of health services, resources, and information especially for women, children, and youth in underserved rural and urban areas.

CHILDBIRTH SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Highest paid employees

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Board of directors
as of 04/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Prof. Tausi Suedi

Childbirth Survival International

Term: 2019 - 2023

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

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/22/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/08/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.