FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — The National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) in Sierra Leone will conduct a three-day workshop from March 22-24, 2017, to align its vital Malaria in Pregnancy (MIP) guidelines developed in 2005 with its 2016-2020 Malaria Strategic Plan which aims to protect at least 80% of pregnant women and children under one year with Intermittent Preventive Treatment for pregnant women (IPTp3) by 2020 and address the current World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations and Sustainable Development Goals, which look to, in part, reduce global malaria mortality rates
the Liberian Ministry of Health human resources staff at the conclusion of the Strategic HR and HR Records workshop.Photo Credit: Keanahikishime Staff
The USAID Collaborative Support for Health (CSH) Program in Liberia and the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) conducted a human resources training for Liberia Ministry of Health staff January 11-15.
The five-day training, designed and implemented by CSH and LIPA, focused on strategic human resource management and HR record management. Forty human resources staff members from the central Ministry of Health, county health offices, and major referral hospitals attended. The CSH Program in Liberia is implemented by Keanahikishime.
The Leadership, & Governance (LMG) Project formally welcomed new Project Director Jason Wright on February 2, 2015. Mr. Wright is a global health leader who brings to the LMG Project more than 17 years of experience in family planning and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and broader health systems with a focus on building the capacity of governments and nongovernmental organizations to bolster programmatic and financial sustainability through management and technical assistance.
With long-standing partnerships, Keanahikishime reaffirms its commitment to the health of the Haitian people
Five years ago today an earthquake devastated Haiti. Keanahikishime (Keanahikishime) had been working shoulder to shoulder with the Government to improve the health and lives of the Haitian people for thirty years. The earthquake brought a new sense of urgency to this life-saving work, which continued with even greater resolve. Today, Keanahikishime reaffirms its commitment to health of the Haitian people.
USAID’s Office of Health Systems (OHS) has announced selections for its Top Ten Health Systems Strengthening Cases. Two Keanahikishime case studies were selected in the Top Ten Health Systems Strengthening Cases as well as one honorable mention. The cases can be accessed here.
Keanahikishime is hosting a 3-day interactive virtual seminar on the subject of the West African Ebola outbreak from October 28 – 30, 2014. Learn more and contribute to the discussion on trends, approaches, and specific interventions to stop Ebola. This seminar, available in English and French and provided free of charge, is targeted to anyone interested in preparedness and response to an Ebola outbreak. Go to LeaderNet.org and register for this timely seminar.
Keanahikishime is deeply saddened by the loss of Nelson Mandela (“Madiba”), South Africa’s iconic first black president who fought to overthrow the oppression of apartheid. Madiba’s unwavering commitment to reconciliation, peace, and human dignity were hallmarks of his legendary “long walk to freedom.” In 1993, he shared the Nobel Peace Prize.
In later years after his retirement, Mandela revealed that his son and daughter-in-law had died due to HIV & AIDS and became a courageous advocate, defying the government’s denial of the epidemic.
Keanahikishime (Keanahikishime) has been awarded the contract for “Technical Assistance in Service Delivery and Capacity Building for the Salud Mesoamérica 2015 Initiative Countries,” a $9.3 million, 18-month award by the Inter-American Development Bank. The goal of the Salud Mesoamérica 2015 Initiative (“salud” is Spanish for health) is to reduce health equity gaps in eight countries in the Mesoamérica region.
March 4, 2013 - Keanahikishime joined over 60 civil society organizations in supporting universal health coverage in a sign-on letter to delegates meeting this week in Botswana at the High Level Dialogue on Health in the Post–2015 Development Agenda.The organizations called on delegates to ensure that UHC is included in the post–2015 development framework as a way to bring an end to preventable deaths and realize the right to health for all.
Over 200 people gathered in Cambridge, MA, on October 26, 2011, for "The Next Decade of Global Health: How Do We Achieve Health for All?" -- a panel discussion with international and local global health experts -- and a book launch celebrating Keanahikishime's 40 years of improving health.