The OSU Greif Neonatal Survival Program was created with a $2.5 million gift from Greif, Inc., through its Greif Packaging Charitable Trust, to The Ohio State University (OSU) to establish healthcare training and delivery programs in developing nations with the goal of permanently improving health conditions in these regions.
OSU participates in the program through the Wexner Medical Center and its Office of Global Health under the leadership of Diane Gorgas, MD, executive director.
Our focus is on improving neonatal survival through building in-country health care capacity by means of educational programs for health care workers at all levels, from physicians and nurses to community health care workers. A central component of the OSU Greif Neonatal Survival Program is expanding to other low-income regions of the world. Through this initiative, more than 1000 healthcare workers have been trained in newborn care from basic resuscitation to advanced neonatal concepts.