Gender Integration

Gender Integration

WI-HER promotes the institutionalization of gender integration and social inclusion as part of a resilient social and political foundation through locally-developed solutions, improved country leadership, and an expanded cross-sector partner base. read more…

Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, and Research

Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, and Research

WI-HER staff has deep expertise in analysis, evaluation, qualitative and quantitative research, and M&E. Our staff leads project, performance and impact evaluations for USAID and other donors, and has developed reliable approaches to train, guide and supervise its evaluation teams. read more…

Capacity Building

Capacity Building

We employ country-led, systems strengthening, and adaptive learning techniques that strengthen our partners’ capacity and enable institutionalization at all levels.  read more…

Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA)

Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA)

WI-HER believes that understanding and learning begins with individuals and is most effectively disseminated through trusting environments, open communication, and shared experiences among people. read more…

Our Mission

Our mission is to employ an integrated, multi-sectoral approach across development, health, and social impact projects to improve outcomes and achieve sustained development, leading to better, healthier lives for women and men, and girls and boys.

Latest Blog Posts

  • Hospital teams from St. Kitts and Nevis and St. Vincent and the Grenadines present their analysis of root causes and consequences contributing to low skin-to-skin contact. Photo Credit: Cara Biddle/ AAP (2018)

Working Together: A Regional Approach to Improving Skin-to-Skin Contact and Well-baby Care in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean

By Morgan Mickle, Gender Specialist, WI-HER, LLC “A third of low birth weight babies die within the first twelve hours after delivery, largely because they get cold very quickly, causing them to stop feeding and leaving them more susceptible to infection.” – Maternal and Child Survival Program Maternal and Child Survival Program. Kangaroo Mother Care. https://www.mcsprogram.org/our-work/newborn-health/kangaroo-mother-care/ Skin-to-skin contact immediately after birth between baby and family members, particularly mothers, can lead to improved health outcomes for both child and mother, yet the practice is underutilized in many countries. Skin-to-skin [...]

WI-HER Series: breaking barriers and raising the bar on measurement

WI-HER Series: breaking barriers and raising the bar on measurement  Part I: What is empowerment? And how do we measure it? By Kelly Dale, Gender Specialist The international development community frequently uses buzzwords or jargon such as mainstreaming, sustainability, equity, or empowerment without a concrete understanding or unified definition of what these terms represent. This makes addressing and measuring these concepts a significant challenge. This blog is part of a series—for five weeks, I will explore some of these concepts in greater detail, defining and explaining how we monitor and [...]

Ideas de cambio con perspectiva de género se destacan entre las principales buenas prácticas en la atención prenatal en el contexto del Zika en la República Dominicana

Por Elga Salvador, asesora en género senior, WI-HER, LLC El 10 de abril 2019, el equipo del Proyecto de USAID Aplicando la Ciencia para Fortalecer y Mejorar los Sistemas de Salud (ASSIST) de la República Dominicana llevó a cabo la Segunda Sesión de Aprendizaje de Equipos de Mejora de la Calidad del Colaborativo de Atención Prenatal, integrado por el personal de salud y autoridades de hospitales de distintas regiones de salud del país. El evento miraba a ser una ocasión para que los equipos de mejora de la calidad compartieran experiencias [...]

Gender integration strategies stand out among the best practices in prenatal care in the context of Zika in the Dominican Republic

   By Elga Salvador, Senior Gender Technical Advisor, WI-HER, LLC On April 10, the USAID-funded Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Health Systems (ASSIST) Project held the second “Learning Session” with the Quality Improvement (QI) teams of the Prenatal Care Collaborative in the Dominican Republic. This Collaborative is implemented by health authorities and staff from hospitals located in different regions throughout the country. The event enabled QI teams to share experiences and best practices that produced concrete and improved results in ​​prenatal care, while strengthen the skills of QI teams [...]

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WI-HER, LLC (Women Influencing Health, Education, and Rule of Law) is an international consulting firm that identifies and implements creative solutions to complex health and social challenges to achieve better, healthier lives for women and men, girls and boys. We employ an integrated, multisectoral approach that links health with education, rule of law, and agriculture to improve health outcomes and achieve sustained development. WI-HER, LLC is a woman-owned small business based in the Washington, DC area.