Libby Higgs of the National Institutes of Health speaks about the need for evidence to inform practice.
Robert Clay, Deputy Assistant Administrator in USAID’s Global Health Bureau, discusses the Population-Level Behavior Change Evidence Summit as an opportunity to bring together researchers and implementers.
Rafael Obregon of UNICEF discusses the Population-Level Behavior Change Evidence Summit.
Robert Balster, of USAID and Virginia Commonwealth University, speaks about the process and goal of hosting the Population-Level Behavior Change Evidence Summit.
Mario Bravo, Senior Technical Advisor, speaks on how the evidence at the Behavior Change Evidence Summit will drive action.
Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez, Assistant Administrator for Global Health, describes how this evidence summit will help bend the curve and end preventable child and maternal deaths in a generation.
Chisomo Boxer has been a local health worker in Dowa District, Malawi, since 2007. He was the first health worker to serve his village and the surrounding villages.
Over the past 6 years, he has not only helped improve pre-natal care for expectant mothers; prevent and treat pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria in children under-5; and promote proper nutrition and breastfeeding; he has worked closely with village leaders and local families to encourage better sanitation and hygiene so that the risk of catching or developing a life-threatening illness is drastically lowered.
The villages have welcomed Chisomo’s dedication and service and they pride themselves on the strides they have made in keeping their families and communities healthy.
Chisomo is one of thousands of dedicated health workers helping the country of Malawi reach their commitment to MDG 4 – reducing child mortality by two-thirds by 2015. But there is still more to be done. Frontline health workers everywhere need more training, support and recognition if they are going to create real and lasting change for mothers, children and families where the need is greatest.
What would life be like without a toilet? 2.5 billion people know all too well.
With no place safe and clean to go to the bathroom, people are exposed to disease, potential gender-based violence, lack of privacy and indignity. This video shows some of the problems caused by poor sanitation, and ten steps that communities are taking to achieve “open defecation free status”.
A video documentary on Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) in Tanzania implemented by RTI International. It was originally uploaded to Youtube.
RTI International has been working in Tanzania for more than 15 years, providing technical assistance, institutional strengthening, program support, and research for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative. RTI International is the only agency implementing the IRS in Tanzania. RTI is the current recipient of the largest USAID five-year cooperative agreement, the Tanzania Vector Control Scale-up Project (TVCSP).
This video highlights the success of the Community Case Management Project in the Sud Ubangi District of DRC implemented by Population Service International with local affiliate l”Association de Sante Familiale.
Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) is an evidence-based educational program to teach neonatal resuscitation techniques in resource-limited areas. It is an initiative of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), US Agency for International Development (USAID), Save the Children’s Saving Newborn Lives program, the National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD), and a number of other global health stakeholders.The HBB curriculum is designed for use as part of a coordinated educational approach to early neonatal care and can be effectively combined with other curricula. It is much more than a classroom-based educational program. Its system-based focus is designed to change clinical practice across systems of care. For more information about HBB, please refer to www.helpingbabiesbreathe.com.
This submission is being made on behalf of the Helping Babies Breathe Global Development Alliance.