Mutuelles Help Rwandan Women Pay For Hospital Care

The Rwandan government and its partners have strongly promoted mutuelles de santé, community health insurance schemes that have proven to be a timely solution to the problem of access to quality health care. IntraHealth has assisted Rwanda's Ministry of Health in mutuelles development and support since 2000, most recently through the Twubakane Decentralization and Health Program.

International Zero Tolerance For Female Genital Cutting Day

February 6 is International Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Cutting Day. The World Health Organization estimates that between 100 and 140 million women have undergone this harmful traditional practice, with two million girls and women at risk for female genital cutting (FGC) every year. IntraHealth most recently addressed this challenge in Ethiopia, where, as of 2000, approximately 80% of the female population had undergone FGC—99% in some regions.

Peer Support Group Program For HIV/AIDS Thrives In Ethiopia

IntraHealth International expanded its Mother Support Program to 16 new sites in the last quarter of 2006. The initiative now supports additional Mother Support Program groups at health centers in Oromia, Addis Ababa, the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People's Region (SNNPR), Dire Dawa and Afar.

IntraHealth Expands Global Health Activities In India And Africa

During September, IntraHealth received three separate multi-million-dollar awards to improve health in India, Tanzania and Southern Africa. The first, a $25 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), funds a program to improve maternal, neonatal and child health care in Northern India. IntraHealth has worked in India for more than ten years, leading and providing technical assistance to projects funded by USAID and the Gates Foundation.

Fistula Pre-Repair Center Opens In Ethiopia

Ambassador Vicki Huddleston, Chargé d’Affaires of the United States Embassy, Ethiopia, joined IntraHealth International, local and regional leaders and governmental officials in inaugurating the fistula pre-repair rehabilitation center in Woreta Health Center, Amhara Regional State, on June 27. In Ethiopia, where about 2.9 million women give birth each year, approximately 8,700 mothers will develop obstetric fistula.

IntraHealth Selected on Major Effort to Expand HIV/AIDS Services in Africa

July 27, 2007, Chapel Hill, NC—IntraHealth International, a leader in global public health located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, will work with Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a Cambridge, Massachusetts firm and three other partners on a three-year, $30 million contract to increase AIDS community care and support in Ethiopia. The project will nationally expand HIV/AIDS services including antiretroviral therapy (ART) at the community and health center level throughout the country. It is the largest program of its kind in Africa ever funded by the U.S.