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Entries in Health (65)

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
Feb032011

Faster Reporting, Reducing Errors, and Creating a Community Record: Improving OVC Programming with Mobile Reporting

CRS Tanzania’s OVC project is looking at how mobile technologies may improve data collection efficiency and accuracy over traditional pen and paper methods when used by community volunteers to monitor project beneficiaries.

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Friday
Jan212011

Best Nutrition Practices Promoted by Community Health Volunteers for PLWHA and OVC

Malnutrition is not always due to food unavailability but is often the result of misutilization as people may not be sufficiently educated about how to maximize their nutritional status. Ibyiringiro is a five-year project that is focused on food and nutrition intervention for PLWHA and OVC in Rwanda.

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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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Thursday
Jan132011

Health Systems Strengthening (HSS)

The Global Challenge

This brochure outlines CRS Health System Strengthening (HSS) approaches and strategies to achieve national and international health goals.

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Thursday
Jan132011

Promising Practices for Community Engagement in Tuberculosis Activities

This publication highlights promising practices in increasing case detection and treatment rates as documented in the Maguindanao TB Control Project. It chronicles how community groups have contributed to addressing the problem of TB.

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Thursday
Jan132011

TB and HIV

An Old Disease Takes on a New Partner

Tuberculosis and HIV are combining to create what many fear is a global health catastrophe. This short booklet highlights some of the ways in which Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is addressing co-infection around the world.

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Thursday
Jan132011

We Control Malaria

Participatory Learning and Action Planning

A participatory methodology to help community groups learn more about malaria, its prevention, and treatment and to make a community plan to control the disease.

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Thursday
Jan132011

Maguindanao Tuberculosis Control Project

Operations Research to assess gender inequalities in access to TB services for women

This study uncovered key disparities in TB services for men and women, providing a basis for designing more culturally appropriate and gender-sensitive TB health programs.

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Thursday
Jan132011

A Community Based Surveillance System for Maternal and Early Neonatal Complications

The Intibucá Case Study

Describes the development of a population-based health information system to collect data on maternal and neonatal health in isolated rural communities.

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Thursday
Jan132011

Community-Integrated Management of Childhood Illness

A facilitator’s guide to help plan for the training of community-based health-care providers to children outside the formal health system.

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Monday
Oct112010

Guide to In-Country Management and Distribution of LLINs for Title II Partners

Guide to In-Country Management and Distribution of LLINs for Title II Partners   

This guide is intended to assist USAID Title II food aid implementers to carry out successful distributions of long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets (LLINs). It is organized into three parts which describe the main features of a well-organized supply chain.

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