June 04, 2024

Grieg Foundation advances their partnership with Maternity Foundation by becoming a Global Maternity Partner to accelerate efforts in ensuring safer births globally

Grieg Foundation elevates their partnership with the international NGO, Maternity
Foundation, by becoming a Global Maternity Partner and thereby joining Frececo
as high-profile investing partners, each of whom shares Maternity Foundation’s
goal – to ensure safer childbirths worldwide.

“Women’s health is a strategic priority for Grieg Foundation. Giving birth is still the
most dangerous life-event for women in many parts of the world. We are proud to
expand our support and partnership with Maternity Foundation to ensure the
presence of skilled birth attendants to provide safer births for mothers and for
newborns everywhere. It should not cost a life to give a life”, says Chair of Board,
Elna-Kathrine Grieg.

Maternity Foundation plans to expand the group of Global Maternity Partners in
coming years with more smart and inspiring investors from around the world,
providing financial support to Maternity Foundation’s continued roll out of its Safe
Delivery+ Programme.

“We are thrilled to see Grieg Foundation elevating their partnership with us by
becoming a Global Maternity Partner and significantly increasing their support to
help us expand our reach and increase our impact in the coming years, benefiting
mothers, babies and entire communities and societies worldwide”, says Anna
Frellsen, CEO at Maternity Foundation.

Growing need to advance maternal health globally
Most maternal deaths happen in low-resource settings, but the majority can be
prevented if the women have access to quality care. Therefore, Maternity
Foundation builds midwifery knowledge and skills through innovative
programmes and digital solutions, including the Safe Delivery App.

So far, Maternity Foundation has reached more than 400,000 healthcare
professionals across more than 70 countries. However, progress on reducing
maternal death globally has stalled in recent years, underlining the need to
accelerate our collective efforts to advance maternal health.