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Entries in health innovations (11)

Thursday
Nov152012

How a CRS program reduced child malnutrition in Southern Haiti

CRS' Maternal and Child Health Nutrition program in Southern Haiti worked with a network of community volunteers to support an integrated approach to set up rally posts, strengthen health centers and create mothers' clubs. The program combined recuperative and preventive approaches to reduce child malnutrition.

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Monday
Nov072011

Improving cost recovery in the treatment of malaria at the community level in Benin

For children under five in Benin, malaria is a constant threat that can quickly lead to death if left untreated. Despite the prevalence of the illness, only 40% of the population uses government health centers because they are located too far away from their homes. A community-based care delivery system enacted by CRS and its partners has contributed to a solution, providing treatment to children within 24 hours of the onset of fever.

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Monday
Nov072011

Sierra Leone: Teaching life skills to decrease HIV rates among young people

CRS and its local partners have implemented a program to help young people in Sierra Leone acquire skills for informed decision-making, peaceful conflict resolution, and empowerment as well as obtain basic information about HIV in order to reduce transmission and stigma. The program, called Windows of Hope, uses a dual approach to reach students, with instruction in schools as well as Life Skills Centers established and staffed by the project.

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Monday
Nov072011

La stratégie mobile de sensibilisation pour combattre le paludisme au Niger

Ce feuillet décrit un projet du CRS au Niger qui vise à sensibiliser les populations isolées en utilisant des caravanes dotées de projecteurs, postes téléviseurs, films vidéo éducatifs, groupes électrogènes et autres outils pédagogiques. Grâce à un partenariat entre le CRS et le Ministère de la santé publique, le projet utilise les agents des services de l’Etat et ses infrastructures dans la mise en oeuvre des caravanes.

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Monday
Nov072011

Working through traditional social structures to educate about malaria in the Gambia

CRS is working through traditional social structures to respond to malaria in the Gambia. By selecting and training community volunteers through the traditional Kabilo social structure, CRS has been able to improve the distribution process and reach a large population with behavior change communication activities.

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Monday
Nov072011

Using mobile awareness-raising units to fight malaria in Niger

Working in partnership with local organizations to fight malaria in Niger, CRS has implemented a variety of behavior change communication activities to reach as diverse and widespread a population as possible.

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Wednesday
Feb232011

Improving childbirth survival rates in Nicaragua

To help increase the number of women who choose institutional births over home births in Nicaragua, CRS and its partners introduced birth plans at the community level, promoted maternity waiting homes and humanized the care given to pregnant women during deliveries.

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Thursday
Jan132011

Delivering health services on wheels in the Philippines

CRS' Microscopy on Wheels project is improving access to health care services in Maguindanao, Philippines.

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Thursday
Jan132011

TB messages spread through religious leaders in the Philippines

CRS is working with muslim leaders to help reach people infected with tuberculosis in Maguindanao, Philippines.

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Thursday
Jan132011

Empowering communities to care for sick children in the DR of Congo 

The Kasai Child Survival Project is using an innovative approach to bring the most essential curative services closer to the most remote communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Thursday
Jan132011

Using mobile phones for data collection to support OVC in Tanzania

A pilot project in the Arusha Region of Tanzania has enhanced the quality and effectiveness of CRS OVC programming through a unique mobile application.

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