Maternal Health

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Awards $1.2M Grant for Mom & Baby Mobile Health Center in Texas

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) has announced a significant $1.2M grant to establish the first March of Dimes Mom & Baby Mobile Health Center in Texas. Targeted to launch by fall 2024, this Houston-based initiative marks a major effort to improve maternal and infant health outcomes statewide. The mobile health center will partner with clinical providers to offer crucial…

Maternal Nutrition Startup Needed Adds $14.6M in Fresh Funds

Two years after its $5.8M seed round, Los Angeles-based perinatal nutrition and education startup Needed has secured an additional $14.6M in funding. Fitt Insider reports the news, citing Street Insider as its source. This latest infusion of capital comes as a strong vote of confidence in the company’s mission to address the gaps in maternal nutrition and education. A Recap of the…

Leone Solutions Group Raises $3.3M in Pre-Seed Funding for CLEONA, an AI-Powered Tool for Maternal Health

Leone Solutions Group (LSG), a global consulting and technology firm committed to advancing positive societal change, has raised $3.3M in pre-seed funding for their latest venture, CLEONA, an AI-driven tool designed to advance maternal healthcare. The announcement marks another milestone for the Washington DC-based consulting and technology firm, which aims to improve life expectancy and quality of life on a global scale.…

GE HealthCare Secures a $44M Gates Foundation Grant to Develop AI-Assisted Ultrasound Technology for Maternal and Pediatric Care

MedTech company GE HealthCare has been awarded a grant of more than $44M by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The funding will accelerate the development of AI-assisted ultrasound tools designed to improve healthcare outcomes in low-and-middle-income countries. Specifically, the grant will focus on creating AI-powered applications to aid healthcare professionals in obtaining more accurate ultrasound scans for maternal and fetal health…

Gates Foundation Report: Seven Innovations Could Save 2 Million Mothers and Babies by 2030

In a call to reinvigorate global commitment to women’s health, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has released its seventh annual Goalkeepers Report, focusing on maternal and child mortality, an issue that has seen disappointing stagnation and even reversal in progress. Co-authored by foundation Co-chairs Melinda French Gates and Bill Gates, and released on September 12, 2023, the report serves as a midway checkpoint for…

Organon’s JADA System Proves Effective in Controlling Postpartum Hemorrhage in New Study

A new study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, presented real-world data supporting the efficacy of the JADA System in treating postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). JADA is an intrauterine vacuum-induced device aimed at controlling abnormal uterine bleeding post-childbirth. The peer-reviewed RUBY study confirmed that the medical device rapidly and effectively controlled PPH, reinforcing earlier clinical trials. The JADA System, was originally created by Alydia…

Mavida Health Secures $1.5M in Pre-Seed Funding to Advance Maternal Mental Health

Los Angeles-based Mavida Health has raised $1.5M in pre-seed funding, according to reporting by Axios. The startup, co-founded by Sarah Oreck and Emma Sugerman, aims to address the growing concern of mental health disorders among new and expecting mothers. Mavida Health serves as a full-fledged clinical care platform offering a variety of services including one-on-one therapy, group therapy, family and couples counseling,…

Maven Clinic and March for Moms Unveil Second Cohort of MPact for Families Fellows to Advance Maternal Health Equity

Maven Clinic, a leader in virtual women’s and family healthcare, and March for Moms, an advocacy-driven non-profit organization, have announced the 2023-2024 MPact for Families Fellows Village of Healing and Breath of My Heart Birthplace. These fellowships mark a commitment to advancing maternal health care, specifically focusing on holistic care models that cater to the needs of Black and Indigenous women. Maven…