After his 15-year-old daughter gave birth, Daniel Otieno overcame taboos on discussing sex with his children to become an advocate for youth access to reproductive health services and contraceptives. Jhpiego, with funding from Merck for Mothers and in partnership with the Kenya Red C
A Nigerian father gets the message about maternal and newborn health. Several months ago, Israel Nwafor’s mobile phone buzzed with a message alerting him that “labor could start anytime now.” He read it in full, sharing aloud what he was learning about the signs of labor—some subtle,
After learning about the men’s clinic at Scott Hospital from a colleague, Lebamang Moiloa decided to go there for HIV services and explore voluntary medical male circumcision, a key prevention intervention. “I was nervous,” the 27-year-old student admitted. “I didn’t know what to expe
Home to Play Nasarawa, Nigeria—The toddler’s face lights up when her father walks in the door after a long day of work. Peter Anmusku picks up his 1-year-old daughter, Naomi, and she curls into him, giggling. The two of them laugh and play. With his daughter on his lap, Peter and his
A new, appointment-driven approach to providing HIV- prevention services gives Malawi businessmen the chance to schedule voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) procedures at a convenient time that fits within their busy work schedules.
The government of Rwanda has made a priority of expanding access to quality reproductive health services by increasing the competency and confidence of nurses and midwives—those providers who deliver the bulk of health care here to pregnant women, mothers and children.