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“People are a great strength. If you have people on your side, then things move,” says Carol Karutu, IntraHealth International program manager in Juba, Southern Sudan.
Change is occurring rapidly in Southern Sudan, which became an autonomous region in 2005 after decades of conflict. The...
IntraHealth International has created a website for Learning for Performance: A Guide and Toolkit for Health Worker Training and Education Programs (LFP) to enable users to easily access the publication’s content, tools, and links to references and resources. LFP offers a step-by-step, customizable approach to training that focuses on essential job skills and effective learning methods while addressing the application of new skills on the job. LFP emphasizes:
IntraHealth has been selected by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to lead a new program to increase the accessibility and use of confidential HIV counseling and testing services among selected rural populations in Zambia. Funded under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the five-year, $1.5 million dollar initiative will work in two Zambian districts—Namwala and Luangwa.
A clinic worker in Mali has a problem. She needs to disinfect the equipment and contaminated supplies in her clinic with a bleach-based solution. If she uses too much bleach some parts of the equipment will soon begin to disintegrate. But if she uses too little the clinic’s equipment and contaminated supplies will not be adequately sterilized. The solution is unstable and must be mixed by hand every day. The person mixing the solution doesn’t have a formal education, or even a calculator to help her work out the required proportions.
“We have been looking for something like this before – and now it is here,” says Dr. Solomon Ole Logilunore, a municipal medical officer of health in the Arusha region of Tanzania.
More available routine HIV counseling and testing – badly needed in a country in which 7% of the population...
“Almost all our health facilities have for many years suffered from severe health worker deficits,” says Dr. Margaret Ogola, national executive secretary for health at the Catholic Church’s Kenya Episcopal Conference (KEC) in Nairobi. In Kenya, the faith-based organizations KEC and Christian...
Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal deaths in developing countries such as Mali1. Through projects funded by USAID, IntraHealth and partners2 are working to prevent PPH—and save women’s lives—by increasing access to active management of the third stage of labor (AMTSL), a proven practice for reducing PPH. 3
When Astou Ndèye's labor began, her husband, in-laws and family worried. Astou had bled so much when she gave birth previously that she had to be transferred to the regional hospital.
In Senegal, postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)—rapid, excessive blood loss after delivery that can cause a...
“We need a more balanced geographic distribution of health professionals in Rwanda,” explains Bonita Baingana, who served until recently as the Rwanda Ministry of Health’s human resources for health (HRH) advisor. The country faces one of the most critical shortages of physicians and nurses in...
IntraHealth recently concluded its role in a project in India to reduce sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and promote safer sexual practices through a network of private-sector clinics.
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