About GAIN
Learn more about our strategies to improve maternal and neonatal health outcomes in Liberia, Malawi and Sierra Leone.
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In many places around the world, women and babies are dying unnecessarily from complications during childbirth because health care providers lack training and dedicated mentorship opportunities in maternal and reproductive health care.

The GAIN project aims to reduce preventable maternal and infant death during childbirth by providing clinical and leadership training to nurses and midwives in high-risk communities. We currently partner with the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA) and Partners in Health (PIH) 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 in safe childbirth.
  • Year-long bedside mentoring from expert nurse midwives.
  • A UCSF support team to (1) collect data on nurse-midwife clinical practices and mentorship activities and (2) track maternal and infant complications and deaths to observe project impact.
  • The development of country-specific Nursing Education Advisory Boards (NEAB) to guide our work in scholarships and education programs.