The Initiative was born as a natural progression from decades of work dedicated to addressing the too often preventable causes of death for so many moms globally - during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum.
WTEP envisions a world where all expecting moms receive the vital, science-based information and the compassionate, culturally and linguistically-appropriate, and community-specific support needed to have a healthy pregnancy and a safe delivery no matter where she lives or her circumstances.
Through the What To Expect Global Initiative, we follow WTEP’s mission to educate and empower moms in need around the world – in an effort to ensure healthier pregnancies, safer deliveries, healthier babies, and healthier futures.
The Initiative utilizes WTEP’s whole-mom, whole-family, whole-community approach to support the world’s most vulnerable moms before, during, after pregnancy, and beyond by using mom-to-mom mentoring and trained peer-to-peer counseling, group care, trained community doulas and other health professionals, psychosocial support, and relatable, empathetic, accessible information and messaging to: empower, protect, sustain, guide, encourage, nourish and nurture moms globally trough WTEP’s key priority areas:
Pregnancy. Childbirth. Postpartum. Nutrition. Breastfeeding. Pregnancy and postpartum depression and other mood disorders. Gender-based violence prevention and protection. Sexually Transmitted Infections prevention and protection. Preconception health. Family planning.
And with it, a healthy community, and a healthy world.
South Sudan 2015
Sierra Leone 2016
South Sudan 2017