Community health workers are at the frontline, bringing health services that otherwise would be inaccessible in villages and rural areas. They intimately understand the communities they serve and are instrumental in improving access to—and demand for—basic health services, including m
Thyolo, Malawi — As a mother living with HIV, Jane Edward recognized that her family might be at risk for the virus. She knew her husband and children needed to be counseled and tested for HIV, and that they should also start on treatment if they tested HIV positive. But despite
Through programs supported by the Maternal and Child Survival Program, thanks to the United States Agency for International Development, the number of women receiving or maintaining a modern family planning method in Rwanda increased from 384,805 in 2015 to nearly 500,000 today.
The demand for contraceptive implants is up, with more women getting the long-acting protection that they want. This means, of course, that there’s going to be a greater need for providers who are confidently able to remove the tiny, thin rods, about the size of a matchstick, when wom
As a volunteer health promoter for the George Health Centre, Violet spends her days out and about, talking about voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). It’s a task that takes the 58-year-old widow into barbershops, markets, bars, clubs, churches … any place men tend to frequent o
With support from USAID's flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program, nursing and midwifery students in Tanzania benefit from new computers, well-stocked libraries and aptly-equipped clinical skills labs.