maternal and child health

Resource Collection

Africa Resources

The Agency’s water programs invest in Africa’s greatest resource – its people – and call on African leaders, thinkers, entrepreneurs, and innovators to work to end extreme poverty and sustain development for this and future generations.

For more information on Africa, visit the Globalwaters.org Africa region home page.

To learn more about USAID supported water programming, visit the Africa activities page.

LiteratureReview

Menstrual Hygiene Management and Women's Economic Empowerment: A Review of Existing Evidence

To better understand the experiences of working women globally, USAID’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability (WASHPaLS) project conducted a review of the limited evidence on the adequacy of menstrual hygiene management (MHM) in the workplace to identify the cost-effectiveness, sustainability, and scalability of approaches to improve conditions. This report presents the findings of the review and describes some of the challenges experienced by working women and provides guidance for future investments.

Resource Collection

WASH and Health

Through water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) investments, the water sector works to improve health outcomes, providing improved access to safe water supply and sanitation, while promoting improved hygiene practices and supporting approaches that can be brought to scale and sustained. These services can improve health, lower health care costs, and save time, particularly for poorer populations. The results can be immediate and long-term, providing vital economic and social benefits to millions of people.

Activity

Advancing Universal Health Coverage Activity

Activity

TRANSFORM: Health in Developing Regions

The USAID Transform Health in Developing Region program is managed by Amref Health Africa in partnership with Project HOPE, Intra Health International and General Electric and funded by USAID. The activity is implemented with the aim of contributing to the equity and quality of health services in the four regions and support the Government of Ethiopia’s overall effort to achieve the Health Sector Transformation Plan (HSTP).

Activity

FARARANO Food for Peace

Fararano is a five-year, USAID Food for Peace Development Food Assistance program whose goal is to reduce food insecurity in 48 communes in three of the most vulnerable regions in Madagascar: Atsinanana, Vatovavy, Fitovinany, and Atsimo Andrefana. The program provides an integrated package of nutrition, agriculture, disaster risk reduction, environment and gender-focused activities to reduce food insecurity in these target areas.

Activity

Communication for Better Health/Communication for Health Communities

Communication for Healthy Communities (CHC) is a 5-year, USAID funded project whose goal is to support Government of Uganda and partners to design and implement quality health communication interventions that contribute to reduction in HIV Infections, total fertility, maternal & child mortality, malnutrition, malaria & tuberculosis (TB). To achieve this, the project uses innovative health communication (HC) approaches, capacity strengthening, increased collaboration among partners, and rigorous research and knowledge management for health communication.

Evaluation

Mid-Term Evaluation: Tajikistan Agriculture and Water Activity (TAWA)

The purpose of the mid-term performance evaluation of the Tajikistan Agriculture and Water Activity (TAWA), a Feed the Future (FTF) activity, was to compare what had been accomplished against intended results, including any management, financial, and cost-efficiency findings. TAWA, funded by USAID/Central Asia, is a four-and-a-half-year program (2016–2020) designed to improve the nutritional outcomes of women of reproductive age and children under the age of two by increasing the yields and economic returns of household plots in Khatlon region.