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A member of a women’s group, facilitating an educational talk
Success Stories
April 2018
English, French

Antenatal care (ANC) attendance has the potential to save lives of women and babies. In Benin, an estimated 86% of women received ANC in 2012.1 Yet, only about 58% received the four ANC visits recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health (MOH)2, and less than one...

In 2016, USAID received $366 million to respond to the Zika outbreak, largely in Latin America and the Caribbean. Photo: Brendan Bannon for USAID, courtesy of Photoshare.
Project Reports
April 2018
English, Spanish

The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project builds the capacity of service delivery organizations in USAID-assisted countries to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, client-centeredness, safety, accessibility, and equity of the health and support services they...

A more open and safer environment for personnel and patients at the Coatepeque Health Center
Success Stories
March 2018
English

The Coatepeque Health Center in Guatemala treats on average 60 new tuberculosis (TB) cases a year, a figure which might in fact be higher, since the search and detection of respiratory symptomatic cases is still very limited. The risk of contracting TB was an infection concern for patients and...

New TB clinic with improved ventilation
Success Stories
March 2018
English

The 24 de Diciembre Health Center in Panama City serves a community with high risk for TB infection due to high levels of poverty, low educational levels, poor access to basic services, overcrowding, and large migrant and indigenous populations. In 2015, 30 cases of TB were detected at the...

A female villager from the village of Woulmassoutou in Burkina Faso washing her hands.
Success Stories
March 2018
English

Handwashing is an individual action. But when the majority of a population washes their hands, it has a positive effect on the health of the entire community. On the contrary, when a person doesn’t wash his/her hands, they can become a vector for disease. In order to make handwashing a habit,...

Un facilitateur présente aux participants le rappel sur la politique nationale de lutte contre la MVE : relecture des arrêtés sur les comités d’urgences.
Case Studies, Technical Briefs
February 2018
French

A la suite de fréquentes épidémies de fièvre de Lassa au Bénin, le Ministère de la santé (MS) a élaboré un Plan national de contingence contre la maladie à virus Ebola (MVE) et les autres fièvres hémorragiques virales (FHV). Pour sa part, l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé a élaboré une liste...

Training hospital worker in mixing hydroalcoholic solution.
Success Stories
January 2018
English

At the Saint Martin Hospital of Papané in Tchaourou in neighboring Borgou Region of Benin, preparing to respond adequately to an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) started with an outbreak of Lassa fever in November 2014, not long after the most widespread outbreak of EVD in history hit West...

Case Studies
January 2018
French

Cette étude de cas a été rédigée par Marius Awonon (URC), Roland Kyedrebeogo (Dimagi), Mayssa el Khazen (URC). Il a été produit par le programme USAID d’amélioration de la santé de la reproduction, du nouveau-né et de l’enfant (ANCRE).

Project Reports, Technical Briefs
January 2018
English

The rapid spread of the Zika virus in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region and the association between Zika infection and serious birth defects has generated attention and concern among the public and policymakers. While efforts to study and respond to the Zika outbreak has focused...

Research Reports
January 2018
French

Le plan stratégique 2018-2022 du Centre des opérations d’urgences sanitaires (COUS) a été développé et validé par le Ministère de la santé du Bénin avec l’appui technique et financier du Programme d’amélioration de la santé de la reproduction, du nouveau-né et de l’enfant (ANCRE) financé par l’...