Strategic Plan

Make Every Birth Count

2015-2020 Strategic Plan

GAPPS strives to reduce the burden of preterm birth and stillbirth by advancing collaborative research to identify, develop and implement evidence-based solutions. We work to strengthen collaborations in maternal, newborn and child health, and develop a unified, global focus on preterm birth and stillbirth. 

We bring people from different fields together to generate innovative approaches to understanding pregnancy, preterm birth and stillbirth. We advocate for evidence-driven treatment, but know that ultimately, prevention is key. Only by preventing preterm birth and stillbirth can we make significant progress toward having every birth be a healthy birth. This requires research, investment and global collaboration – and that is the very reason Seattle Children’s initiated GAPPS. 

Over the next five years, we aspire to: 

Read the full GAPPS Strategic Plan here (PDF)


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