When Ruth was pregnant with Naomi, her second child, she thought she knew what pregnancy and childbirth would be like. But she didn’t anticipate lifelong friends and care that empowered her and her husband to take charge of their family’s health!
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 malaria prevention as part of comprehensive maternal and child health services for the pregnant women, who are among the most vulnerable to malaria.
Reaching Each Rung of the Health Care Ladder We work to ensure access to—and use of—high-quality, safe and effective voluntary family planning. We work with individuals and communities to explain the variety of contraceptives and how they work, while addressing beliefs and behaviors around their availability and use. We support facilities and providers in efficiently