Merrygold Health Network aims at creating access to low cost good quality Maternal and Child Health (MCH) services by networking with Private health service providers as franchisees.
Country of Operation
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Maternal, newborn and child health
SummaryCasa Angela is a non-profit organization that carries out MNCH activities in the hopes of increasing indicators in the slums of Sao Paulo. Initiatives under Casa Angela include workshops for mothers, provider trainings, seminars for youth, and physiotherapy.
The program goals of Casa Angela are:
- To provide essential MNCH services to pregnant women
- To conduct classes for youth about reproductive and sexual health
- To have seminars for providers and conduct classes for health professionals throughout Sao Paulo
- Monitor and evaluate MNCH indicators throuhout the south slums of Sao Paulo
Key program components
The key components of Casa Angela are:
- Provide low-cost and free MNCH services to women in Sao Paulo
- Provide classes surrounding reproductive and sexual health for youth and families
- Provide training to CHWs, midwives, and nurses
- Continue Young Weaving Ties, a program that teaches youth artistry skills, as well as education efforts about sexual health
In the past year, has the program scaled by:
Describe the program's expansion:
Since the program's inception, the amount of services at Casa Angela has increased. Casa Angela started solely as a birthing clinic for women in the southern slums of Sao Paulo, but has expanded to monitor and evaluate birthing services, added youth programs, and have included provider training.
Primary source of funding:
No, the program is its own organization.
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