Country of Operation
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
- Maternal, newborn and child health
SummaryEmbrace is a sustainable social enterprise that is addressing the issue of global infant mortality through an innovative infant warmer that costs less than 1% of a traditional incubator.
Embrace's mission is to advance maternal and child health by delivering innovative solutions to the world’s most vulnerable populations. Embrace donates our low-cost Infant Warmer to populations in need through establishing partnerships with like-minded NGOs who are serving our target communities.
Key program components
The design looks like a miniature sleeping bag. It is a new, low cost solution to help keep low birth weight babies' body temperature warm so they can survive and thrive in developing countries. The price of the bag is around $150, less than one percent of the price of a traditional incubator, which can reach $20,000.
It can be used in clinics or in community-based settings. Embrace's customers will be private clinics, NGOs and governments, who are also our distribution and education partners. Embrace plans to pilot the product and business concepts in India, and then roll out in the rest of the developing world.
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