Improving women’s health while developing sustainable economic opportunities for female community health workers

The project

The organization Marie Stopes International has developed a pilot project to address the needs of women and adolescent girls living in remote areas with under-developed health systems.
In these regions, social norms or family obligations may restrict the freedom of movement of women outside their homes. The provision of services at home has been shown to be effective in such circumstances. Trained community health workers deliver sexual and reproductive health services, including contraception, maternal and child nutrition and emergency care.

La Fondation CHANEL soutient Marie Stopes International dans le développement du projet au Burkina Faso, au Vietnam et au Nigeria. L’objectif est d’améliorer la santé et l’indépendance de 100 000 femmes et adolescentes dans les zones rurales de ces trois pays.

The partner

Marie Stopes International works worldwide for women and girls, regardless of age, religion, origin or income, the opportunity to decide whether and when to have children.

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Key indicators

Last update : 01/03/2020

number of women who improved their access to healthcare services

92702

number of women recruited as midwife nurse entrepreneurs

141

number of women who improved their access to contraceptive services

17741

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