The USAID Mikolo Project in Madagascar reduced maternal, infant, and child morbidity and mortality by increasing the use of community-based primary health care services and encouraging women and children to adopt healthy behaviors. The five-year project directly served an estimated 4.6 million people living more than five kilometers from a health facility.
Maternal and Newborn Health: Our Projects
The Integrated Health Project (IHP) partners with the government of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to strengthen the country's health system at every level. IHP activities have focused on maternal, newborn, and child health, family planning, nutrition, malaria, tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS, and water, sanitation, and hygiene—applying many proven, low-cost, high-impact innovations on a large scale.
Medicines are indispensable to improving health and saving the lives of people who need them. To be fully effective and safe, they must also be correctly prescribed and appropriately used.
From 2011 to 2018, the USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program worked to ensure equitable, affordable access to safe, quality-assured medicines and related services in 46 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Oceania.
The Salud Mesoamérica Initiative is a public-private partnership that seeks to reduce health equity gaps faced by those living in extreme poverty in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.
The Sustainable Drug Seller Initiatives (SDSI) program builds on MSH’s Strategies for Enhancing Access to Medicines (SEAM) and East African Drug Seller Initiatives (EADSI) programs. Those programs focused on creating and implementing public-private partnerships using government accreditation to increase access to quality pharmaceutical products and services in underserved areas of Tanzania and Uganda.
African Strategies for Health (ASH) worked to improve the health of people across Africa by identifying and advocating for best practices, enhancing technical capacity, and engaging African regional partners in advancing sustainable solutions for health.
The goal of Healthy Communities and Municipalities II (HCM II) is to improve maternal/child and family planning/reproductive health through the promotion of a range of healthy practices, focusing on those activities shown to have the biggest public health impact.
The Leadership, Management and Governance (LMG) Project is collaborating with health leaders, managers, and policy-makers at all levels to show that investments in leadership, management, and governance lead to stronger health systems, and improved health for all. The LMG project embraces the principles of country ownership, gender equity, and evidence-driven approaches.
The Local Technical Assistance Unit for Health Project (ULAT II) in Honduras provides technical support to the Ministry of Health and other partners to improve the quality of and access to family planning and maternal and child health services, and to improve the services provided by the Ministry of Health, the Honduran Social Security Institute (IHSS), and other private sector partners, through health sector reform and decentralizing health services.