Women

CCBRT (Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania)

Tanzania
CCBRT is the largest local provider of disability and rehabilitation services in Tanzania, specialising in eye, ortho, rehabilitation, prosthetics & orthotics, reconstructive surgery & fistula. Also engaged in maternal and newborn health, CCBRT is building its own Maternity Hospital.

Essential Newborn Care Corps (ENCC)

Sierra Leone
The Essential Newborn Care Corps (ENCC) re-trains, re-positions and re-brands TBAs as Maternal Newborn Health Promoters (MNHPs) who provide pregnant women with health advice during home visits while selling health-related products. This project builds on current strategies to integrate TBAs into the

Omomi

Nigeria
OMOMI (meaning 'my child') is a mobile platform consisting of a mobile app and an SMS service that enables mothers and expectant mothers monitor their children's health, as well as provide access to relevant maternal and child health information plus medical expertise, all at the touch of a button

CCBRT Public-Private Partnership in Maternal Newborn Health Hospital

Tanzania
Through a Public Private Partnership with the Government of Tanzania, CCBRT (Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania) is constructing a Maternal Newborn Health Hospital in Dar es Salaam which would be the largest dedicate provider of maternal and newborn healthcare in Tanzania.

Jayaashree Industries

India
Millions of women around the world cannot afford sanitary napkins, mainly because they’re manufactured using expensive machinery and thus priced at a premium. Such women resort to an older and cheaper alternative – a piece of cloth or rag. This is an unhygienic alternative and can cause infections, leading to a greater risk of complications in childbirth, and even cancer. Jayashree Industries produces affordable sanitary napkins using low-cost machinery with local actors. Women in India can afford to purchase the sterilized sanitary napkins without compromising on quality.

DoctHERS-In-the-House (DIH)

Pakistan
DoctHERS is a novel healthcare marketplace that leverages technology to connect female physicians to patients in real time. The organization circumvents socio-cultural barriers for females with medical training who are restricted to their homes. The organization aims to improve access to quality hea

Ghana Registered Midwives Association (GRMA)

Formed in 1935, Ghana’s Registered Midwives Association is an NGO that aims to promote and protect the interest and welfare of midwives. The organization provides integrated services for ensuring accessibility of reproductive healthcare and child survival services through community mobilization and collaboration with health delivery system partners throughout Ghana. Currently, there are 556 midwives in GRMA, 55% private sector and 45% public sector with all 10 regions of Ghana represented.

Winsenga eFHR

Uganda
WinSenga eFHR is a mobile electronic fetal heart rate monitor and corresponding app software that is primarily deployed on Windows Phone

Community-Based Approach to Malnutrition

Somalia
Between 2010-2011 in response to the drought, Medair a UNICEF partner in Somaliland, implemented a program in which health worker teams actively sought out children suffering from malnutrition in rural areas to refer them to health facilities. The innovative highlight of this typical emergency response was the integration of community-based education on how to prevent malnutrition from the outset of the response's initiation.

HeartString

Guinea, Haiti, Senegal, Uganda
HeartString is a string of color-coded beads that are used by traditional midwives to assess feral heart tones in resource constrained settings. This is a culturally appropriate and acceptable tool that enable the midwife to seek help early in emergency and improve outcomes for a mother and unborn

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