Zika is a mosquito-borne virus with no vaccine that is mostly spread by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. It can also be passed from a pregnant woman to her unborn baby, causing a unique pattern of birth defects. Viruses such as dengue and chikungunya are also transmitted by the same species of mosquito as Zika.
Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health
This brief expands the business case for private sector investment in women’s health and empowerment in three sections:
- Opportunities for Action
This working paper discusses the need/importance of engaging the private sector. It also presents a review of evidence around strategies and modalities that are implemented in, by, or through the private sector to improve maternal health outcomes.
This four year project (2012-2016) in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (IRoA) worked to harness the resources and infrastructure of the private/ commercial sector in the supply of family planning and a range of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) products and services aimed, particularly, at women and children under five years of age.
Private Sector Counts uses Demographic and Health Survey data to illuminate the important contribution of the public and private sectors to sick child care and family planning service delivery. It is an initiative of Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS), a USAID-funded project.
Hulu Beteina is a mobile health (mHealth) platform in Ethiopia to support rural women and men during pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, delivery, and as parents of young children.
booklet, written in French, Hausa, and Arabic, was developed by Transform/PHARE to support the Sarari intervention. It provides guidance to those delivering sermons on how to incorporate themes about many family welfare topics.
This webpage offers close to 50 sample Barrier Analysis (BA) Questionnaires as well as guidance on how to adapt these questionnaires as references for BA implementers. The questionnaires address behaviors in the areas of maternal and child nutrition, health, water youth, and sanitation and agriculture.