About GAIN
Learn more about our strategies to improve maternal and neonatal health outcomes in Liberia, Malawi, Sierra Leone, and Memphis Tennessee.
Our Work
See what we are up to at our sites in Liberia, Malawi, Sierra Leone, and Memphis Tennessee.
Our Research
Read about how GAIN has impacted maternal and neonatal health outcomes at our sites.

In many places in the world, including in the United States, women and babies are dying unnecessarily from complications during childbirth because there are not enough health care providers or providers lack training and dedicated mentorship opportunities in maternal and newborn health care.

Our vision is that every nurse and midwife will have the skills to support women giving birth.

Our mission is to prevent complications and maternal and infant death during childbirth by increasing the number of nurses and midwives and providing clinical and leadership training to those working in high-risk communities.

We currently partner with Partners In Health (PIH) and GAIA Global Health in sub-Saharan Africa and CHOICES Center for Reproductive Health in Memphis, Tennessee. GAIN collaborates with partners to equip nurses and midwives with the expertise and skills they need to save lives through:

  • Comprehensive curriculum delivery, including leadership training and maternal and neonatal clinical training for safe childbirth.
  • Longitudinal bedside mentorship by expert nurse-midwives.
  • A UCSF support team to (1) analyze data on nurse-midwife clinical practices and mentorship activities and (2) track maternal and infant complications and deaths to observe project impact.


March 7, 2024
The third annual GAIN cross-site conference was held in San Francisco and Los Angeles this year, bringing together colleagues from Liberia, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Memphis, and UCSF for a week of in-person collaboration and connection. In Los Angeles, we attended UC Global Health Day at UCLA and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference. 


September 18, 2023
Read about the GAIN-Sierra Leone team and their work towards Building a Culture of Quality Maternity Care Service Delivery.