Under The Smiling Sun: Bangladesh's NGO Service Delivery Program Looks Back

Around 500 participants attended an "end of project" conference in Dhaka on May 23 for the Nongovernmental Organization Service Delivery Program (NSDP) in Bangladesh. IntraHealth has provided technical assistance and training expertise to NSDP since 2002. The five-year USAID-funded program, led by Pathfinder International, has worked to advance the health of Bangladeshis through improving the delivery and quality of essential public health services, training health care providers and assisting NGOs with institutional development. 

Freedom From Fistula

Aseya Hussein, of Dangla, Ethiopia, suffered from an obstetric fistula for 16 years. Divorced by her husband as a result of her debilitating condition, Ms. Hussein lived within walking distance of a health center, but did not know the facility could help her. Now, thanks to a community outreach campaign organized by the ACQUIRE Project and the arrival of a fistula mentor at the Dangla Health Center, she has been cured. Freedom from the effects and stigma of fistula has enabled Ms.

Report Praises IntraHealth Ethiopia's Work Against Female Genital Cutting

An in-depth study has recognized IntraHealth's work against female genital cutting (FGC) in Ethiopia as one of the most promising approaches for ending this harmful practice against girls and young women.

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.