The Adara Group commits to strengthening maternal, newborn and child health services in Central Uganda to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity. We will do this through holistic program development, high-impact interventions and training across the continuum of care to bridge tertiary and primary-level services. Adara will reach women and children in need of services in four districts in central Uganda – home to 600,000 people. Adara commits USD $4.5 million from September 2015 to September 2018 to this effort.
Adara will use social, behavioural and clinical research to implement this work in order to understand the communities we are working with and to continually evaluate our programme objectives to identify gaps in delivery of health services for women and babies. The interventions outlined in this commitment will be implemented through targeted research, capacity building, programme design and monitoring, and careful introduction of equipment and technology to serve the catchment area of 600,000 people. Through this commitment, Adara also seeks to change the way people think about the role of business in the world and the power of business/non-profit partnerships, by showcasing globally our innovative business-for-purpose model. Adara’s corporate advisory businesses donate 100% of profits to Adara Development. This covers all administration and core support costs, to allow other donors’ funds to be 100% directed towards projects.