These case studies represent examples of our work in partnering with ministries of health and strengthening health systems, including challenges, successes and lessons learned.
Malaria is the most common cause of death in Mozambican children. UNICEF estimates 36,000 children die from malaria every year. Children are not the only group affected by malaria; nearly 5 million malaria cases affecting people of all ages were reported in Mozambique in the year 2008 alone. The gro... Read
In 2006, when we launched a program in partnership with the Timorese Ministry of Health to promote the healthy timing and spacing of children in Timor-Leste, maternal mortality was estimated at 660 per 100,000 live births. Infant mortality was 80 to 90 per 1,000 live births, and 120 children per 1,... Read
Background Screening for syphilis infection during pregnancy is the official standard of care in most African countries, yet as many as 1 million women with active syphilis are not screened each year. Syphilis poses serious risks for mothers and babies, including miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal... Read
In 2004 when HAI commenced a maternal and newborn health program, maternal mortality was estimated at 800 per 100,000 live births, infant mortality was 80-90/1000 live births, and 120 children per 1000 died before reaching age five. Utilization of health services was also very low. Only about half o... Read
Background: Few Options for Pregnant Women Côte d'Ivoire, a West African country of about 19 million people, has seen its share of turmoil in the last 20 years. Once referred to as the "Paris of West Africa" due to its astounding economic growth and development in the 1980s, Côte d'Ivoire has since... Read