September 2021

Health Worker Safety is Patient Safety: It’s Time to Rebuild Our Health Systems to Support our Health Workers

2021-09-13T04:42:05-04:00

By Amanda Ottosson, M.S.C., WI-HER Program Officer Source: World Health Organization “People-centeredness” is a fundamental principle of quality health services. When someone seeks care or treatment within a health system, they hope to be understood, heard, and treated [...]

Health Worker Safety is Patient Safety: It’s Time to Rebuild Our Health Systems to Support our Health Workers2021-09-13T04:42:05-04:00

Knowledge is Power: Protect Education from Attack

2021-09-07T03:23:17-04:00

By Maddison Hall, MPH, WI-HER Program Officer Grade 7 students complete classwork; Photo by DFAT photo library  “Thuto ke maatla.” In Setswana, spoken in the southern African country of Botswana, this phrase translates to “Knowledge is power.” This [...]

Knowledge is Power: Protect Education from Attack2021-09-07T03:23:17-04:00

August 2021

Youth Engagement and Social Inclusiveness using Gender and Youth Ambassadors in the USAID Integrated Health Program in Nigeria

2021-09-05T03:11:59-04:00

By Stella Mwita, GESI Advisor for WI-HER based in Tanzania, East Africa; and Stella Abah, Lydia Musa, and Helen John, Gender, Social Inclusion, and Community Engagement Advisors. WI-HER, LLC, working within the USAID-funded and Palladium-led Integrated Health Project (IHP), is [...]

Youth Engagement and Social Inclusiveness using Gender and Youth Ambassadors in the USAID Integrated Health Program in Nigeria2021-09-05T03:11:59-04:00

The Importance of Supporting Health Workers and Health Centers

2021-08-10T04:20:52-04:00

By Luseka Mwanzi, WI-HER Gender Coordinator While National Health Center week is a celebratory week in the United States, this year’s theme “The Chemistry for Strong Communities” inspired me to reflect on the global community and the incredible health centers [...]

The Importance of Supporting Health Workers and Health Centers2021-08-10T04:20:52-04:00

July 2021

Revitalizing and Building the Capacity of the State Gender-Based Violence Technical Working Group in Kebbi, Nigeria

2021-07-26T03:08:30-04:00

By Stella Abah, WI-HER Gender, Social Inclusion, and Community Engagement (GSI&CE) Advisor, and Dr. Adamu Nuhu, USAID IHP Kebbi Director Gender-based violence (GBV) is a life-threatening issue that impacts health and violates international human rights law, and principles of gender [...]

Revitalizing and Building the Capacity of the State Gender-Based Violence Technical Working Group in Kebbi, Nigeria2021-07-26T03:08:30-04:00

Improving Services for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence: Lessons Learned During Virtual Engagements During the COVID-19 Pandemic

2021-07-20T04:35:18-04:00

By Luseka Mwanzi, WI-HER Gender Coordinator When COVID-19 began in China in late 2019, Kenyans thought it was far-fetched. They never imagined that we as a country would be affected. Reality hit March 16th, 2020, when the president ordered that [...]

Improving Services for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence: Lessons Learned During Virtual Engagements During the COVID-19 Pandemic2021-07-20T04:35:18-04:00

June 2021

Building Capacity and Resiliency in Refugees in Fragile Areas of the Middle East

2021-06-18T12:43:50-04:00

By Allison Annette Foster, Vice President, WI-HER, LLC WI-HER is committed to helping the most vulnerable communities, including refugees from all backgrounds, to create a path forward to well-being and resiliency. All refugees have mountains to overcome economically, [...]

Building Capacity and Resiliency in Refugees in Fragile Areas of the Middle East2021-06-18T12:43:50-04:00

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

2021-07-09T19:03:26-04:00

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 USAID Social [...]

The Use of iDARE Methodology to Incorporate Community Cultural ANC Beliefs into ANC Services at Kabeywa Learning Site in Uganda2021-07-09T19:03:26-04:00

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
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