Investments to empower women transform economies and societies and improve the well-being of businesses, communities, and families. We recognize that addressing gender inequities and inequalities unlocks this potential and cuts across all sectors. In health, this includes working towards global goals to improve the “rights of women and girls to decide for themselves, whether, when, and how many children to have.” We partner with national and sub-national stakeholders in health facilities and communities to expand access to quality reproductive health services while also changing harmful social norms and behaviors.
Reproductive Health and Family Planning.
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.
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.
Untapping the Potential of a ‘New’ Human Resource for Health: The Local Community Leader
This post originally appeared on the Frontline Health Workers Coalition’s blog. “There is a family of six children who were facing financial difficulties. I approached the husband and talked to him about family planning. He was hesitant at first, but now [his] wife is on Sayana Press. They recently stopped by my house to thank…
3 Questions with Samantha Law on the Importance of Creating a Gender-Competent Health Workforce
This post was adapted from one that originally appeared on the USAID Human Resources for Health in 2030 (HRH2030) program’s website. Samantha Law is a manager with Chemonics’ Global Health Division and serves as gender lead on USAID HRH2030. People and organizations work daily to augment the voices and rights of women around the globe. There…
Why “Family Planning” Is a Useful Concept
I used to deride the term “family planning.” I saw it as a sort of euphemism used to skirt around controversial aspects of in sexual and reproductive health. The term particularly bothered me when used in regard to adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) because it seemed like an attempt to hide the fact that,…