The EMBRACE Project
EMBRACE is a four-year project led by ADRA Canada, and funded by the Government of Canada, through its agency, Global Affairs Canada. ADRA Canada was among the recipients of Partnership for Strengthening Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PSMNCH) funding for the EMBRACE project. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Through an international network, ADRA delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 130 countries—regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, or religious association. PSMNCH is a government-funded initiative, investing as much as $370 million to Canadian organizations working towards ending the deaths of mothers, newborns and children around the world.
The project, which runs from February 2016 to March 2020, will improve and save the lives of mothers and children in remote and vulnerable areas of Cambodia, Myanmar, Philippines and Rwanda by:
- Improving access to and quality of health services
- Supporting better nutrition for women, children and families
- Providing opportunities for more Canadians to help reduce the number of women and children who die from preventable causes
Some of the innovative EMBRACE project initiatives include: