WI-HER News

June 2021

The Use of iDARE Methodology to Incorporate Community Cultural ANC Beliefs into ANC Services at Kabeywa Learning Site in Uganda

2021-06-14T05:07:27-04:00

By Joyce Draru, Gender and Youth Specialist Joyce Draru, SBCA Gender and Youth Specialist iDARE work begins in the same fashion for every new site: with the formation of iDARE teams. The teams work with their Social Behavior [...]

The Use of iDARE Methodology to Incorporate Community Cultural ANC Beliefs into ANC Services at Kabeywa Learning Site in Uganda2021-06-14T05:07:27-04:00

May 2021

Mental Health is a Human Right: Greater Awareness and Capacity Building Support is Needed in Ethiopia and Beyond

2021-05-12T04:09:01-04:00

By Krista Odom, WI-HER Program Coordinator Prior to the pandemic, a significant treatment gap existed in mental health services and resources when comparing high-income countries (HICs) to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Today, a year-plus into the pandemic, that gap [...]

Mental Health is a Human Right: Greater Awareness and Capacity Building Support is Needed in Ethiopia and Beyond2021-05-12T04:09:01-04:00

Tackling gender, youth, and social inclusion gaps to improve viral load suppression among men and children in Tororo district

2021-05-07T08:27:28-04:00

 By Elizabeth Kemigisha, WI-HER’s Technical Specialist, Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation  Summary: This story highlights how identifying and tackling gender, youth, and social inclusion issues with community and facility influencers can impact viral load suppression among HIV clients who are not [...]

Tackling gender, youth, and social inclusion gaps to improve viral load suppression among men and children in Tororo district2021-05-07T08:27:28-04:00

April 2021

Every Kid Healthy in Rwanda: Mentoring girls to thrive in healthy relationships

2021-05-07T08:28:40-04:00

By Maddison Hall, MPH, WI-HER Program Officer Question: Thank you so much for sharing your experience today. To celebrate Every Kid Healthy Week, WI-HER is focusing on the ways we can support the health and wellbeing of adolescent girls and [...]

Every Kid Healthy in Rwanda: Mentoring girls to thrive in healthy relationships2021-05-07T08:28:40-04:00

Health worker efforts to improve GBV case management in Kenya

2021-04-11T10:15:56-04:00

By: Hayley Hoaglund, MPH/MBA candidate at JHU and a WI-HER Intern Gender-based violence (GBV) affects millions of women and men worldwide. In Kenya, its implications are long lasting and devastating, as physical violence affects 49% of girls and 48% of [...]

Health worker efforts to improve GBV case management in Kenya2021-04-11T10:15:56-04:00

March 2021

Harnessing evidence for impact and inclusive development: Announcing WI-HER’s collection of gender, social inclusion, and health desk reviews in Nigeria

2021-03-22T12:35:58-04:00

“Evidence suggests that women in Ebonyi have limited access to assets and financial resources, and also experience concerning levels of controlling behaviors in marital relationships. Women face restrictive norms that limit their ability to make decisions about their own wellbeing, [...]

Harnessing evidence for impact and inclusive development: Announcing WI-HER’s collection of gender, social inclusion, and health desk reviews in Nigeria2021-03-22T12:35:58-04:00

Adding Value with Inclusive Development: Involving Adolescents in Strategic Planning to Improve Health Systems

2021-03-09T16:48:19-05:00

By: Emilia Eyo Okon, Gender, Social Inclusion, & Community Engagement Advisor, WI-HER On the USAID Integrated Health Program (IHP) in Nigeria, led by Palladium, WI-HER prioritizes the inclusion of beneficiaries in its efforts to support the state to strengthen the [...]

Adding Value with Inclusive Development: Involving Adolescents in Strategic Planning to Improve Health Systems2021-03-09T16:48:19-05:00

February 2021

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation: Obstetric Fistula and Female Cutting in Sokoto – A Preventable Scourge

2021-02-10T04:52:04-05:00

By Aisha Ahmed, WI-HER, Gender, Social Inclusion and Community Engagement Advisor for USAID IHP in Sokoto State, Nigeria  “A young girl had an obstetric fistula at a young age. She was married and pregnant. Unfortunately, the girl was living with [...]

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation: Obstetric Fistula and Female Cutting in Sokoto – A Preventable Scourge2021-02-10T04:52:04-05:00

A Letter to My Fellow Humans on the International Day of Human Fraternity

2021-02-02T08:47:00-05:00

February 4th, 2021 A Letter to My Fellow Humans, Alison LeFew, WI-HER’s Senior Director for Program Growth and Partnerships Beginning this year, every February 4th we will mark the International Day of Human Fraternity. Today we celebrate the [...]

A Letter to My Fellow Humans on the International Day of Human Fraternity2021-02-02T08:47:00-05:00

December 2020

The Importance of Addressing Gender and Social Inclusion Barriers: WI-HER Partners With USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda to Address HIV viral suppression rates

2020-12-29T05:17:32-05:00

Source: DHIS2 Since August 2020 – through the USAID Social Behavior Change Activity – WI-HER has been working closely with USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda (RHITES-East) Project and Tororo District’s Nagongera health center [...]

The Importance of Addressing Gender and Social Inclusion Barriers: WI-HER Partners With USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda to Address HIV viral suppression rates2020-12-29T05:17:32-05:00
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