Impact Briefs

To promote the initiative’s results and contributions to the field of maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, many dissemination products have been produced, including an impact brief series outlining the initiative’s approach, highlights achievements, and shares success stories. The first three briefs are now available. Read more on the IMCHA model, community engagement for better maternal and child health, and improving quality of care in health facilities. Please share widely and stay tuned for more briefs to come

Jul
03

Addressing adolescent reproductive health in sub-Saharan Africa

​Nearly 16 million teenage girls between the ages of 15 and 19 in developing countries give birth every year; 90 percent of them are already married when they become mothers. Adolescents need appropriate information and services to avoid an increased risk of adverse reproductive health outcomes. Since 2014, the Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa (IMCHA) initiative has made important strides towards improving the lives of women, children, and adolescents in 11 countries in sub-Saharan Africa

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Jul
03

Improving women’s reproductive health in sub-Saharan Africa

Despite significant progress in maternal health, nearly 300,000 women died from complications relating to pregnancy and childbirth in 2017, of which 200,000 deaths were in sub-Saharan Africa. Since 2014, the Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa (IMCHA) initiative has made important strides towards improving the lives of women and children in 11 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Co-funded by Global Affairs Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and Canada's International Development Research Centre, IMCHA is an eight-year, $36 million initiative 

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Apr
10

Improving quality of care in health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa

Many primary healthcare facilities in sub-Saharan Africa are underfunded, poorly equipped, and understaffed. This makes providing essential life-saving care difficult. Since 2014, the Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa (IMCHA) initiative has made important strides towards improving the lives of women and chi...
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Apr
10

Changing the lives of women and children in sub-Saharan Africa

Since 2014, the Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa (IMCHA) initiative has made important strides towards improving the lives of women and children in 11 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Co-funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and Canada's Interna...
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Apr
10

Better maternal and child health through enhanced community engagement

​ Half of the world's deaths during pregnancy, childbirth,  and in the first five years of life occur in sub-Saharan  African countries. Since 2014, the Innovating for Maternal  and Child Health in Africa (IMCHA) initiative has made  important strides towards improving the lives of women  and children in 11 countries in sub...
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