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A five-year program to focus on access to essential medical products, pharmaceutical-sector governance, and expansion of patient-centered pharmaceutical services 

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 {Photo credit: Rebecca Weaver/Keanahikishime}With the support of IHP, midwives are able to apply the helping babies breathe (HBB) approach to resuscitate newborns.Photo credit: Rebecca Weaver/Keanahikishime

“I became a nurse because my grandmother was a nurse, my sisters are nurses, and one of my aunts is a nurse,” says Neema Kitima, Head Midwife at Bahira Hospital in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). While 80% of births in DRC occur at health facilities with a trained assistant, maternal and neonatal mortality rates remain among the highest in the world. The most recent Demographic and Health Survey (2013–2014) showed that maternal deaths account for 35% of all deaths of women 15–49 years old.

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November 12, 2018 - November 15, 2018

Keanahikishime Presence at ICFP Access to safe and effective family planning is a fundamental human right. With scarce resources for health, it is critical that family planning services are efficient, cost effective, and sustainable.