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Build inclusivity in the maternal and newborn health continuum by expanding interventions: for example advocacy efforts in female hygiene, family planning, nutrition, etc. And development of partnerships required to scale.Influence policy around maternal and child health through advocacy efforts and involvement in world forums (like FOGSI) specifically by studying and understanding the changes in policy on cord care.




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Region of operation


Headquarters address

Fort Collins, Colorado Country: United States of America

Target problem

ayzh develops low-cost, appropriate technology designed to meet the unique needs of women in resource-poor settings. Signature to the ayzh brand is a convenient, "kit style" product. In 2010, ayzh launched JANMA, a clean birth kit, which provides women all the components recommended by the World Health Organization for a safe and hygienic birth, using environmentally friendly and culturally appealing materials. Additional products under development: a newborn kit, a post partum hemorrhage kit, and a groundbreaking sanitation and hygiene solution for women. ayzh products are assembled and packaged by local women, creating economic opportunity in the communities we serve.

Key product / Service

We are exploring an exciting partnership with FROG DESIGN (recently recognized by WIRED Magazine and the Gates Foundation); they are very interested in collaborating with ayzh on product development and incorporating user feedback to transform concepts into a go-to-market reality through iterative design and prototyping. RTBI (Rural Technology and Business Institute at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras) and UNIPHORE will continue to provide expertise for refinement and replication of the mobile phone-based training program.

Team size


Number of beneficiaries

Awards and recognition

  • D-Lab Scale-Ups Fellow (2014). - Supported by USAID funds through D-Lab’s IDIN program.
Grand Challenges Canada - Stars in Global Health (2012) -funded by the Government of Canada Kit accepted as a commitment to the Every Newborn Action Plan with the UN Health Envoy (2013) Echoing Green (2012) Ashoka Changemakers (2010) Maternal Health Task Force (2010) World Health Care Congress Award (2011) Index Award (2011) D-Lab
  • MIT (2011)
TED (2009)

Funding and Operating Model

Funding round


Total funding raised

$ 100000

Business details

We have reached about 70,000 beneficiaries: pregnant women directly and our impact is on both the mother and the baby making our direct impact 140,000 lives till date across India, Africa and Latin America.

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