Sage Innovation works to expand universal access to routine vaccination. Among the most powerful and cost-effective tools to improve health, vaccines save millions of lives each year and prevent future disease and disability. We work with a range of clients to expedite the successful introduction of new vaccines and strengthen global resolve to effectively deliver vaccines.
Sage Innovation has been at the forefront of global efforts to establish effective policies, programs and partnerships in the face of rapidly changing public health needs. Fresh thinking, integrated services and a range of new technologies are required to match the growing pressure of cancers, diabetes, heart disease and chronic respiratory disease and the chronic consequences of infectious diseases like HIV. These needs inform our cross-cutting efforts in vaccines, RMNCH and palliative care.
Sage Innovation provides informed, creative approaches to seemingly intractable challenges in RMNCH. We work with our clients to identify opportunities and develop partnerships to increase access to skilled care and drive change for women and children in the hardest-to-reach communities. The health and survival of mothers and their children hinges upon safe pregnancies and childbirth, quality newborn care and maintaining health and nutrition throughout early childhood. The vast majority of maternal and newborn deaths and disabilities are from preventable causes. We have supported numerous clients working to ensure that mothers have increased access to services, life-saving commodities and low-cost, effective interventions and tools.
Sage Innovation identifies game-changing policies, practices and programs to tackle both chronic and acute undernutrition in some regions and the growing challenges of obesity and malnutrition in others. Adequate nutrition is key to maternal health, child survival and early cognitive development. Poor nutrition is linked to an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers. Whether expanding access to essential micronutrients for mothers and babies or responding to the growing challenges of changing diets in developing countries, we support clients to have a substantial impact in nutrition, an essential cornerstone of good health.
Sage Innovation raises awareness and supports programs that expand global access to pain relief. Unnecessarily cumbersome logistical and legal barriers that prevent access to care make palliation nearly impossible in most developing countries. We work to build consensus for action and help our clients integrate palliative care into existing programs.