Building Local Capacity to Meet Local Needs Worldwide health priorities, such as ending AIDS and malaria and reducing maternal and newborn deaths, require not only hiring more health workers, but also training them to meet their country’s health needs. In 2017, we educated more than 275,200 health care workers—creating a lifeline for communities and bringing
The U.S. Agency for International Development’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program, led by Jhpiego, provides technical assistance for India’s initiative to strengthen comprehensive primary health care.
Why are pregnant women at risk of malaria? Pregnancy reduces a woman’s immunity to malaria, which makes her more susceptible to malaria infection and increases her risk of illness. In pregnant women, malaria can lead to severe anemia, spontaneous abortion (miscarriage), stillbirth, premature delivery, delivery of low-birthweight babies, and death. Women in their first pregnancy