CSI January 2019 Digest is here! CSI's Impact and Influence
Childbirth Survival International (CSI) was founded in 2013 by Stella Mpanda, a veteran certified nurse midwife and Tausi Suedi, a global health policy professional and adjunct professor of Global Health at Towson University in Maryland.
The passion to make and see a difference in this lifetime plus the deep understanding of the cultural challenges many women, children and adolescents in limited resource settings face, they decided to translate years of talk, research and learning into effective grassroots actions in unreached communities, resulting into CSI's Top Five Priorities.
Together, they bring rich experiences, talent, skill, wealth of knowledge, and double-passion to address reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health challenges in marginalized communities around the world; contributing to achievement of global, national, and community goals.
The CSI team has grown from this powerful intergenerational duo to a diverse, skilled and dynamic team who embody the passion and uphold CSI values, mission, and vision. The CSI Team, mostly volunteers, strategically collaborates with local leaders, healthcare providers, host country governments, local and international nonprofits, business partners, and donors to impact and transform underserved communities.
CSI is a trusted 501(c)(3) global grassroots nonprofit organization. CSI works to advocate, strengthen and improve the quality, access and delivery (QAD) of respectful health services and information for women, newborns, children, adolescents and youth in marginalized communities in Baltimore, Dallas, and Africa. CSI has no political, religious, or tribal affiliations and is in good standing with the State of Maryland Department of Assessments & Taxation.
CSI is a member of the World Health Organization Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH).
Click here to view CSI's 2018-2023, five-year Strategic Plan.
About CSI: Who, What, Where, Why, How.
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Facilitate the effective provision of respectful, quality maternal and reproductive health services to women of child bearing age; improve services for newborns and children 0–5 years at health facilities and at their homes (home-based midwifery care); and increase access to youth friendly reproductive health services.
Results, Integrity, Respect, Commitment, Accountability, Collaboration, and Excellence are core to our approaches in achieving CSI's vision and mission.
We Reach the Unreached!
We believe "the best gift a newborn can have is a healthy and strong mother and for a mother is to have a healthy baby". CSI achieves this double and priceless gift through collaboration and by applying culturally acceptable and holistic low-cost quality and effective interventions, which significantly reduce preventable maternal-newborn deaths and disabilities in health facilities and in communities we work in.
We know basic low-cost interventions such as hand washing to prevent spread of infections, immunizations, and newborn resuscitation can save newborn lives. CSI optimizes child survival in the first five years of life.
We champion access to reproductive health information and youth-friendly services for youth and adolescents. It is essential to prevent and avoid unintended pregnancies, HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and cervical cancer.
Adolescents & Youth Matter
Invest in girls & boys equitably