About Us

Breaking the cycle of inaccessible Neonatal care  

Bridging the gap between timely Neonatal care and its accessibility for the needy

Our Mission

To save new-born babies from underprivileged families

Our Vision

To help reduce new-born mortality in India

About Us

In India, every minute a newborn baby dies.

3.5million babies are born prematurely in our country. 40% of them die within the first 24 hours due to a lack of Neonatal Care support. The majority of the babies born too soon in underprivileged families have no access to specialized care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) due to the high costs.

That’s where we step in — our efforts are to reduce preventable neonatal deaths and help save newborns.

While India has made great strides in reducing the neonatal mortality rate due to institutional birthing and increase in Neonatal Intensive Care Units across the country, the focus should now be on reducing neonatal deaths in the underprivileged sections of the society who cannot afford the high-cost NICU treatment.

The Neonates Foundation of India (NFI) is a non-profit organization is set up with a mission to help such families access Neonatal Care, by raising funds and thereby bridging the gap.

NFI has joined hands with Motherhood Hospitals, Rangadore Memorial Hospital, Bangalore and Happy Shine Children’s Hospital, Hindupur, extending financial assistance for the treatment of critically ill new-born babies requiring quality neonatal care. Through your valued contribution, we will be able to provide critical and compassionate care to infants, who are holding on to life by a tiny thread. Giving them a helping hand will ensure that together we can pull them over the edge and send them home healthy.

Our Values

To find new, innovative, and cost-effective ways to make NICU facilities accessible to all irrespective of their economic status or geographical location.

Our value is to treat small and sick babies in high standard quality NICU through our partner Hospitals and treat them with empathy and dignity.

Be transparent in all our activities while being mindful of the responsibility and trust placed on us by our donors and partners.


A Collaboration that is Fighting Fit

Premature babies and newborns with health problems at birth have to be nurtured in an advanced care unit, so that they get better. Motherhood Hospitals has had more than 3,000 NICU admissions, the most premature among them being a tiny 23-week-old newborn. The hi-tech Level III NICU at these hospitals along with accomplished clinicians, ensure comprehensive care and monitoring. Our collaboration with Motherhood Hospitals allows us to offer critically ill neonates prompt treatment free or at a low cost, by using your donations. This partnership also helps spread awareness about pregnancy-related complications among underprivileged families, and how to prevent them with the help of a qualified doctor.

Overcoming Financial and Social Constraints

Treating a neonate in a specialised facility can be a huge burden for a low-income family. That’s because— • Average daily NICU bill: Rs 15,000-25,000+ • Total expense per baby: Around Rs 3 lakh Running costs for fully-equipped neonatal care units can also be quite high. But, most parents may prefer these units, as they cannot depend on public health centres that have scant resources and inadequate facilities. The dilemma of not being able to afford the best care for their child and lack of awareness about life-saving treatment can strike a family hard. Your contribution can allow us to help such parents overcome their difficulties. In the long term, this will help bring down the neonatal death rate.

Facilitating Timely Treatment

We can achieve the larger goal of saving tiny lives by addressing the root cause — 40 per cent of neonatal deaths happen during labour or the first 24 hours after birth, often because NICU facilities are not within reach. We have initiated the ‘NICU on Wheels’ programme to take care of underprivileged neonates from remote areas that require immediate attention and can be treated on the way to one of our partner hospitals.

Accomplishing More With Your Donation

We are dedicated to making your contribution give a new lease of life to parents struggling to get quality treatment for their newborns. That’s why access to our network of advanced hospitals and generous donations comes only after a thorough background check of the sick baby’s family with respect to their financial needs, by our Donation Recommendation Committee (DRC). It comprises of doctors and other senior staff at Motherhood Hospitals. This allows us to recognise deserving individuals and treat them with empathy and dignity. With our core vision, we aim to reach out to as many ailing infants as possible and give them the gift of life-saving care by partnering with responsible corporate entities and philanthropic individuals. The generation contributions from donors can give many babies a fighting chance.

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Your donation can give meaning to life for a family in need.