New York, NY (March 17, 2016) – HealthRight International was recently awarded four grants to fund projects focusing on unaccompanied migrant children (UMCs) in the U.S., male sex workers (MSW) in Kenya, vulnerable children in Nepal, and internally displaced young adults in Ukraine.
HealthRight International, in collaboration with government of Nepal and other local stakeholders, celebrated the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence by participating in the UN’s UNiTE Campaign to End Violence Against Women in the Arghakhanchi district of Nepal. The campaign began on November 25, 2015 (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) and ended on December 10, 2015 (International Human Rights Day).
HealthRight International has recently partnered with CaringCrowd, a new crowdfunding website by Johnson and Johnson dedicated exclusively to public health that allows non-profit organizations to raise funds for local initiatives without any overhead costs. With CaringCrowd, we aim to raise funds for small projects that improve the access and quality of essential health care in Kenya.
In early 2015, HealthRight partnered with a clinic in Nepal, which serves a very poor community in the Kathmandu valley. Following the April earthquake and the many weeks of aftershocks, HealthRight helped the clinic secure a grant from the American Jewish World Service, which allowed the clinic – named Friends of Shanta Bhawan – to provide care for over 5,000 survivors at their Kathmandu facility and through outreach clinics in some of the most affected regions.
WomanCare has donated 11 manual vacuum aspiration plus kits (MVA Plus) to HealthRight’s Partnership for Maternal and Newborn Health Plus project for use in partner facilities in Marakwet East and West Kenya. MVA Plus helps health care workers save the lives of pregnant women who experience bleeding due to an induced or spontaneous miscarriage in the first three months of pregnancy. During the donation ceremony, Dr.
In March of this year, HealthRight was awarded nearly $500,000 from Advancing Partners and Communities (APC) to integrate family planning activities into Kenya’s program to improve maternal and neonatal health. In Marakwet, Kenya, only 35% of women of reproductive age use a modern method of family planning and many have inaccurate information about the benefits of healthy birth spacing.
HealthRight and Medic Mobile have forged a new partnership in Kenya. Together, the organizations are working to improve the health supply chain system in Kenya where only 65% of rural families have access to the medicines that they need. The pilot project will allow staff in nine health centers in Marakwet to place orders for medicines and supplies using their mobile phones. Through this pilot, we expect that health centers will experience fewer and shorter stock outs of essential medicines – resulting in better quality of health care for rural families.
Partnership for Maternal and Neonatal Health: Nepal continues to face unacceptably high levels of maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity, particularly in rural areas. Most maternal and newborn deaths are preventable, and HealthRight International is addressing this challenge through the four-year Partnership for Maternal and Neonatal Health (PMNH) project in Nepal’s Arghakhanchi and Kapilvastu districts.
The PMNH seeks to contribute to the reduction of newborn and maternal morbidity and mortality by achieving the following objectives:
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In October, HealthRight International was awarded a $1.75 million grant from USAID’s Child Survival and Health Grant Program (CSHGP) for our innovative work saving mothers and newborns in Kenya.
The USAID Child Survival program supports community-oriented projects by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that work to improve child survival and health outcomes in vulnerable communities. This year, they awarded 6 grants globally. This is HealthRight’s fourth CSHGP grant award.
Every year, there are 300-550 million cases of malaria(1) resulting in over a million deaths worldwide. A large portion of these cases and deaths occur in Sub-Saharan Africa and particularly affect children. In the North Rift Valley of Kenya, where HealthRight International has implemented programs on HIV/AIDS, malaria and maternal and neonatal health, malaria is the leading killer of children and pregnant women. Already facing limited access to health care, pregnant women are also at a higher risk of malaria infection as pregnancy reduces the body's ability to fight disease.