New Project Builds on IntraHealth's Family Planning Work in Rwanda

March 3, 2008, Chapel Hill, NC—The global public health organization IntraHealth International is launching a $275,000, 18-month media project to help the Rwandan government strengthen its political and institutional commitment to family planning and reproductive health throughout much of the country, the organization’s president announced today.

Learning For Performance Goes Online

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:

The Republic Of Zambia And IntraHealth—Working To Fight HIV/AIDS

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.

IntraHealth And Duke Engineering Students Explore Solutions To Biomedical Challenges

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.