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Entries in Health (65)

Monday
Aug252014

No Longer a Burden: People Living with HIV as a Resource to their Communities

  

CRS and partners conducted a study as a part of the Integrated (HIV Effect) Mitigation and Positive Action for Community Transformation (IMPACT) program in Malawi, which revealed a transformation in the role of people living with HIV in participating communities. This brief outlines the results of the study, which showed that many people living with HIV in these communities are said to be among the healthiest and most successful and have become role models not only for others living with HIV, but also for their communities at large.

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Wednesday
Jul302014

Using Play for Growing Smart Children: Things You Can Do and Toys You Can Make

  

Using Play for Growing Smart Children: Things you can do and toys you can make is written to help caregivers at home or at early childhood development (ECD) centers to understand the relationship between toys and a child’s developmental milestones. The manual also guides the caregiver in stimulating children with age appropriate activities and in making toys with locally available materials.

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Tuesday
May202014

Cultivating Change: Success Stories From the WALA and IMPACT Programs in Southern Malawi

Cultivating Change: Success Stories From the WALA and IMPACT Programs in Southern Malawi   

These success stories describe how two programs helped poor and vulnerable people to strengthen their health, agricultural livelihoods and food security in Malawi. The programs

  • helped families to grow more food,
  • guided farmers toward profitable business practices,
  • helped people to form savings groups,
  • taught families and young mothers about health and nutrition and
  • increased access to HIV services and social welfare systems.
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Tuesday
Oct292013

Learning from child survival and community health programs

Learning from child survival and community health programs   

These project overviews describe child survival and community health programs that focus on low-cost, high-impact interventions. Topics include

  • sustainable community-based approaches,
  • mobile phone apps for health care workers,
  • men's involvement in maternal and child health,
  • rapid diagnostic testing for malaria,
  • rural obstetric care,
  • influencing national policies, and more.

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Thursday
Oct102013

Baseline Study Summary: ReMIND—Reducing Maternal and Newborn Deaths

Baseline Study Summary: ReMIND—Reducing Maternal and Newborn Deaths   

CRS' Reducing Maternal and Newborn Deaths (ReMiND) Project (2012–2015) works with government community health workers to improve the frequency and quality of pregnancy, postpartum, newborn and young child home visits in Kaushambi District of Uttar Pradesh, India.

This summary of the baseline study includes a description of the project, the study methodology, key findings, conclusions and priority recommendations for the project going forward.

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Friday
Sep272013

Ibyiringiro Project: Restoring Hope 2008–2013; A Case Study From Rwanda

Ibyiringiro Project: Restoring Hope 2008–2013   

CRS' Ibyiringiro project in Rwanda reached more than 12,000 beneficiaries through an integrated approach to HIV. This case study looks at the experiences of project participants during the life of the project (2008–2013).

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Monday
Jun172013

GAVI-CSO Project: Stakeholders Working Together for Immunization Results

GAVI-CSO Project: Stakeholders Working Together for Immunization Results   

This brochure shows the progress that CRS, the GAVI Alliance and a constituency of civil society organizations have made after one year of working to strengthen civil society engagement in the health sector in 14 countries.

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Friday
Apr122013

Health Programming in South Sudan: CRS' Strategy to Promote Health in South Sudan

Health Programming in South Sudan: CRS Strategy to Promote Health in South Sudan   

This brochure describes CRS' strategy to promote health in South Sudan.

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Wednesday
Apr032013

GAVI Supports Civil Society Engagement in Strengthening Health Systems for Better Immunization Services

GAVI Supports Civil Society Engagement in Strengthening Health Systems for Better Immunization Services   

This brief highlights how Catholic Relief Services is working with the GAVI Alliance and a constituency of civil society organizations to strengthen civil society engagement in the health sector in 14 countries.

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Wednesday
Apr032013

THRIVE: Improving Early Childhood Development for Children Affected by HIV

THRIVE: Improving Early Childhood Development for Children Affected by HIV   

This brief describes CRS' THRIVE early childhood development project in Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania. THRIVE is working to level the playing field for children affected by HIV through early childhood interventions. This three-year project provides 15,000 children under age 5 with a sustainable culture of care and support.

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Thursday
Jan242013

Améliorer l’accès des populations rurales à la santé : Etude d’un programme pilote de microassurance santé au Bénin

Améliorer laccès des populations rurales à la santé : Etude dun programme pilote de microassurance santé au Bénin   

Ce rapport d’étude examine le projet pilote de micro-assurance santé (MAS) mené par CRS dans la région de l'Atacora au Bénin. Le projet pilote met en relation les groupes d'épargne matures avec une compagnie privée d'assurance.

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Wednesday
Jan022013

Improving Access to Health for Rural Populations: A Study of CRS' Health Microinsurance Pilot in Benin

Improving Access to Health for Rural Populations: A Study of CRS Health Microinsurance Pilot in Benin   

This report looks at CRS' health microinsurance (HMI) pilot in Atacora, Benin. The pilot links mature savings groups to a national insurance company. The findings show improvements in costs, access, treatment and group solidarity.

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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
Oct222012

Initiatives for Community Health Workers and Volunteers

Initiatives for Community Health Workers and Volunteers   

This presentation gives an overview of three CRS initiatives that relate to community health workers and volunteers:

  • Community health workers use mobile phones to improve care in India.
  • Participants use illustrated books with audio buttons to share health messages in Sudan.
  • CRS Guide to Working With Volunteers provides guidance for volunteer engagement.

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Thursday
Oct112012

Presentations on Health Systems Strengthening

Presentations on Health Systems Strengthening    These presentations support a 10-year project to strengthen faith-based health systems in 10 countries around the world.

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