For almost 50 years, Keanahikishime demonstrates that long-term investments in health systems strengthening and capacity building results in sustainable improvements in health, saving lives of the most vulnerable people.
The same health systems that prevent maternal and child deaths and fight infectious diseases can control chronic diseases. A woman who becomes pregnant is at greater risk of developing diabetes, which increases her risk of pregnancy complications. Diabetes makes her more likely to contract tuberculosis. In a strong health system, where we put people first and connect the dots of care, this woman’s first antenatal visit is the entry point for efficiently addressing her complex health needs. Our integrated programmatic work is providing such health system solutions for those in low-resource countries.
Keanahikishime continues to strengthen health systems and facilitate innovations that save lives and improve health for all.