Women Transforming HealthAround the world, women participate in designing, researching and developing tools and approaches to address evolving health challenges. In honor of Women’s History Month, we are highlighting stories that showcase what happens when women are empowered to play an active role in the health sector, transforming the lives of people in their communities and beyond.
How Building a Stronger HIV/AIDS Health Workforce Is Impacting Malawian Women
The HRH2030 program, funded by USAID through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), is strengthening the health workforce in Malawi, where HIV is pervasive. By training female health workers, HRH2030 empowers women and reduces HIV acquisition. Read about the women who are transforming Malawi’s health workforce.
Community Health Worker Fatima Kahdem Brings Tuberculosis Services to People’s Doorsteps
In Afghanistan, USAID supports a community-based approach to bring tuberculosis (TB) services to people’s doorsteps. The Challenge TB project provides the country with technical support on topics related to TB. This support has empowered female community health workers to transform the health of their community. Read Fatima’s story.
Global Health Grand Challenges Support Women Innovators
For These Women, Survival Is Just the Start
We are at a historic point in global efforts to address fistula. Based on the results of a USAID study, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a new recommendation on the shortened length of recovery time for fistula repair. A few weeks before WHO’s recommendation, the Agency celebrated 50,000 repairs. Read the perspectives of a passionate midwife and Agency senior maternal health advisor.
Global Health Voices
PODCAST – How Women Are Transforming Health
A conversation with Kerry Pelzman, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Global Health about how women are transforming health.
Global Health Highlights
USAID’s Global Health Research and Development Webinar Series
This six-part webinar series, which launched in early March, presents USAID’s approaches to global health research and development. Each webinar covers a global health topic and draws examples from investments made in 2016 and beyond. Register here.
The Women Connect Challenge
The Women Connect Challenge is a global call for solutions to improve women's participation in everyday life by meaningfully changing the ways women and girls access and use technology to improve their health, education and livelihoods for themselves and their families.
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