Venture Strategies Innovations (VSI)
Country of Operation
SummaryVenture Strategies Innovations (VSI) is a nonprofit organization committed to improving women’s health in developing countries. In our country programs we work collaboratively with a host of local partners to implement programs that advance women's health, and strengthen communities.
Over 340,000 women lose their lives in pregnancy and childbirth every year, virtually all of whom are in the developing world. VSI focuses on bringing practical and sustainable health solutions to women, adolescent girls and health care providers where they live – in their homes and communities – to save lives. This is a critical and complementary strategy to accelerate progress toward the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goal 5 of reducing maternal mortality by 75% by 2015, and to achieve equitable access to life-saving medicines and services.
Key program components
VSI’s safe motherhood programs address three of the leading causes of maternal mortality globally: postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), pre-eclampsia/eclampsia and unsafe abortion. In collaboration with partners and governments in developing countries, VSI works to assess, introduce and integrate medicines and services, such as misoprostol and magnesium sulfate, into the health system to address these conditions. VSI seeks to apply our access model to ensure other essential but underutilized products for maternal and neonatal health reach communities in need.