Key Links & Information
Frontline health workers are the backbone of national responses to COVID-19 yet are often in short supply even in normal times. IntraHealth International offers a rapid and remote approach to enable countries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This brief provides an overview of IntraHealth’s approaches and recent work in family planning and reproductive health.
IntraHealth International supports the fundamental human right of all people to plan the number, timing, and spacing of their children. That’s why we’re committed to helping countries provide the family planning and reproductive health services their communities need. And we do it by investing in health workers.
We focus on health workers because without them, health care doesn’t happen. From helping couples space or limit pregnancies to helping adolescents plan their futures, health workers have the power to provide a full range of services at any stage of clients’ reproductive lives.
5 Adaptations that Keep Family Planning Available During West Africa’s COVID Response
As governments in francophone West Africa turn their focus to COVID-19 pandemic response, the already-limited number of qualified health workers is being reassigned to test and treat infected patients. As infection rates rise, many clients are beginning to see a trip to the health center as a potential health risk.
In Burkina Faso, New Community Health Posts Improve Access to Integrated Care
The World Health Organization estimates that there is less than 1 physician and fewer than 4 nurses per 10,000 people in Burkina Faso. And while its child mortality rates have declined, the country’s rural geography makes it challenging to promote child health, in part because mothers have to travel great distances to reach health services.