3 million babies die every year in the first 28 days of life, according to the World Health Organization. Put in starker terms: one baby dies every six minutes. The Touch Our Future art installation aims to bring focus to these startling numbers and to the remarkable organizations that are working on interventions to combat infant mortality across over 15 countries.
Embrace is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to advance maternal and child health by delivering innovative solutions to the world's most vulnerable populations. Embrace uses philanthropy to donate the Embrace infant warmers to the neediest places in the world, and also delivers educational programs on newborn health. Embrace submitted hand traces from Uganda for Touch Our Future.
The Millenium Villages Project is a project of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, the United Nations Development Programme, and Millennium Promise. It is committed to accelerating achievement of UN’s Millennium Development Goals -- eight globally endorsed targets that address the problems of poverty, health, gender equality, and disease. The Millenium Villages project submitted hand traces from multiple countries for Touch Our Future.
One woman dies every two minutes from complications during pregnancy and childbirth. 98% of these deaths are preventable. Every mother counts is a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. We inform, engage, and mobilize new audiences to take actions and raise funds that support maternal health programs around the world.
Save the Children works in 120 countries. “We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.”
Nuru International is a non-profit organization committed to providing underserved farmers living in remote, rural areas of the developing world with the means to overcome the economic challenges facing them. Nuru International submitted hand traces from Kenya for Touch Our Future.
Jacaranda Health aims to make pregnancy and childbirth safer for women and newborns by transforming maternity care in East Africa. They build private maternity clinics in peri-urban areas and are innovating to provide patient-centered care that combines quality and affordability. Jacaranda Health submitted hand traces for Touch Our Future.
Samahope is a trusted transparent technology platform that enables direct giving in global health. We enable anyone, anywhere to invest in local doctors to increase their capacity to treat more patients in need, train skilled health care workers and purchase needed medical equipment. Samahope focuses on increasing access to care for women and children in poor communities globally.
Little Flower is a non-profit organization operating on a grass-roots level to provide specialized care to abandoned children with medical needs. Their unique set of programs span across hospice care for orphans, group educational foster care, special care for infants, long-term care for severely disabled children and special causes. Little Flower submitted hand traces from China for Touch Our Future.
HEDA introduced an ambitious new health delivery program. In partnership with Embrace, Harvard School of Public Health, and the Stanford University School of Medicine they implemented a new program to address the issues of neonatal hypothermia during Afghanistan's cold and unforgiving winter. HEEDA submitted hand traces from Afghanistan for Touch Our Future