Global goals to end preventable deaths of women and children are necessarily ambitious, and they are achievable. We focus on supporting stakeholders to identify and address key bottlenecks in delivery of essential health services for women and children, most notably the poor and hard-to-reach. Our approach leverages and integrates local resources — public, private, and civil society — to expand access to quality, high impact services along the care continuum.
Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health.
Cutting-edge Technologies in Global Health Supply Chains
To improve access to high-quality health products worldwide, the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management project employs cutting-edge technologies and industry best practices to make global health supply chains more efficient and reach more people.
Catalyzing Behavioral Change
High-impact communications campaigns transformed awareness and prevention of health challenges in Zambian communities.
Delivering Family Health Services in Rwanda
Rwanda made great strides in improving its previously faltering health care system, but family health services still had a long way to go.
Maternal Mortality Review Committees Ask “Why” to Prevent Maternal Deaths
Late one night about a year ago, I got the call no health care worker ever wants to receive. The man left a heart-stopping message with my midwifery practice’s answering service saying that our patient — his previously healthy wife — and their unborn child had just abruptly passed away at another Washington, D.C.-area hospital.…
News: GHSC-PSM’s Latest Report Shows Strong and Steady On-time Delivery Rates, Expansion of In-country Presence to 33 Field Offices
The USAID GHSC-PSM project recently published a report highlighting the project’s achievements in the third quarter of FY2018 (April 1 to June 30, 2018). GHSC-PSM remains committed to operating a global supply chain that is focused on a safe, reliable, and continuous supply of life-saving health commodities to those who need them most. On the…
International Day of the Midwife: Promoting Diversity to Reduce Disparities in Maternal Health
A recent article highlighted the staggering disparities that persist in maternal and neonatal outcomes in America. The disparities are in part because of societal and racial bias within the health-care system. In New York, black women are four times more likely than white women to die in childbirth. Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are life-threatening pregnancy-related conditions that are sixty percent more…