Collaborating to equip and fund Maternal Newborn Health Clinics & Hospitals

Our Maternal Newborn Health Clinic - Hospital Upgrade Program connects
qualified NGOs, operating rural hospitals and clinics in sub-Saharan Africa,
with Project C.U.R.E & Build Health International, leading sources of quality donated medical equipment to the developing world. We work with collaborating foundations, like the Segal Family Foundation (SFF), to provide funding for the Clinic Upgrade Program.

The Problem

  • Properly staffed and well managed rural hospitals & clinics in sub-Saharan Africa often lack basic medical equipment (e.g.; an incubator).
  • They are unaware of how to procure quality, low cost, donated medical equipment (new equipment is not an option due to high cost).
  • They have limited or no funds to procure the needed equipment. 
  • Staff need training in neonatal & delivery protocols and standard operating procedures.


Collaborating to Solve the Problem

Identify & Qualify NGOs Operating Rural Hospitals & Clinics

The Gould Family Foundation (GFF), Segal Family Foundation (SFF,) and collaborating foundations

Assess Infrastructure, Staff Training Levels, Medical Equipment Needs – Develop Budget

Project C.U.R.E, Build Health International, GFF

Fund Clinic Upgrade Project

GFF, SFF, collaborating foundations, and NGOs

Procure, Test/Refurbish, Package & Deliver Donated Medical Equipment & Supplies

Project C.U.R.E., Build Health International (BHI)

Develop Supporting / Training Programs


Monitor, Evaluate, Enhance


“Each year, 2.9 million newborns needlessly die within their first month and an additional 2.6 million are stillborn.  The main causes, which are preventable and treatable, are complications due to prematurity, complications during delivery, and infection.”

The Gates Foundation

Funding Model

3 organizations fund each project


Gould Family Foundation


Collaborating Foundation


NGO partner

$ 1,450,000

Raised to fund equipment / training / Gap Grants since June 2014*

$ 4,695,000

Value of medical equipment / training / Gap Grants funded**

3.25 X 


From the Gould Family Foundation, the Segal Family Foundation, Child Relief International and recepient NGOs
** calculated at used equipment value or actual value for new equipment
  • Act as a Catalyst

    Connecting qualified,  community-led HEALTH NGOs with Project Cure & Build Health International for quality medical equipment and providing a source of funding for the equipment.  

  • reduce neonatal and maternal mortality rates

    Improve the quality of healthcare available at the rural clinics and hospitals we serve in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Clinic - Hospital Upgrade Program

    Providing prenatal screening , clean, safe deliveries and post-delivery care for mothers and infants in sub-Saharan Africa