Americans should feel proud of the incredible global health advances the United States has led. But we can do even more with our modest but impactful global health investments.
Danae Ireland is a local nurse who recently traveled with Save the Children to Ethiopia to view firsthand what can be done to overcome high newborn and child mortality.
HEWs account for 47% of the health workforce in Ethiopia and are involved in delivering a basic package of health and nutritional services, and promoting hygiene and sanitation.
Jhpiego equips every training site with all the materials required for BEmONC training including mother and newborn simulation models, delivery kits, computers, LCD projectorand other essential materials to conduct training.
The health extension programme, through which the government has trained some 30,000 lay extension workers, is also expected to improve women’s access to skilled birth attendance.
Meeting at the African Union Summit, Heads of State and Government made new commitments to speed-up the reduction of maternal death and disability in the continent.
The concrete goal of reducing child mortality by two-thirds created a clear target by which to measure success or failure.
The LOGIC Initiative created by FIGO aims to improve maternal and newborn health policy and practice in eight countries in Africa and South Asia.
Nigist Abebe has grown in confidence over five years on the job. Today she is one of 34,000 rural health extension workers at the heart of Ethiopia’s primary health care strategy.
Meet the 2008 International Midwife Award recipients