Over the past six years, we’ve partnered with agricultural training institutes, local mothers’ support groups, health facilities, and government ministries to reduce malnutrition from many different angles. But in Ghana, our project was in the sweet spot of a public-private partnership between USAID, the NGO Project Peanut Butter, and The Hershey Company to provide protein-packed foods to school children.
A new Lancet series focused on breastfeeding could promote early life nutrition for mothers and babies within the global health agenda.
Over 12 years, through two USAID-funded projects, JSI helped transform health care in the country of Georgia. Carolyn Hart reflects on the impact of this work.
I absolutely love the name “Women Deliver” – the double entendre of it, the putting together of two simple but powerful words. And it always makes me think of other combinations that are equally necessary for our objectives to be realized: Women Participate. Women Lead. Women Advocate. Women Agitate. Then, women can truly deliver.
When delegates to the London Summit on Family Planning gather Wednesday, they will be meeting to renew efforts to support the rights of women and girls to contraceptive information, services, and supplies. I’m gratified to see this emphasis on rights as the very basis for the summit.