Assisted over 1,000 women with fistula repair treatment in Ethiopia. Over 4,000 health workers and over 2,300 community volunteers have received fistula-related training.
Collaborated with Ethiopia's Ministry of Health to develop guidelines such as the training package for basic emergency obstetric care, a roadmap for safe motherhood, and plans to scale up Option B+ and eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
Scaled up and built demand for PMTCT services in Ethiopia, including supporting PMTCT-MNCH service integration in 1,025 health centers—about 1.4 million pregnant women have received HIV testing, and thousands of HIV-positive women have received treatment.
Established 230 mothers’ support groups for HIV-positive women at facilities in Ethiopia offering PMTCT services—the groups have increased uptake of antiretroviral prophylaxis (98% among pregnant mothers and 96% among infants).
In Ethiopia, implemented our “Five Dimensional Model” for advocacy against female genital cutting, which was selected by USAID in 2007 as one of three best practices in eliminating this form of gender-based violence.
Developed mSakhi, an award-winning mobile phone application and job aid that helps frontline health workers more effectively communicate with pregnant women and mothers, ensuring improved maternal, newborn, and child health services.