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February 11, 2021

Advancing Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in Health Virtually

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Improving Market Partnerships and Access to Commodities Together (IMPACT) program's gender equality and social inclusion trainings were typically an in-person, multi-day event. However, after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, IMPACT pivoted to a virtual video-based platform, allowing the trainers to reach diverse technical teams and leadership while prioritizing the safety of all participants.

February 2, 2021

Leaving a Legacy of Youth-led Malaria Interventions and Empowered Youth in Uganda

In 2019, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) in Uganda launched Vijana Leo (My Community, My Responsibility), a community-based, youth-led malaria activity to address the barriers that limit youth’s access to malaria-related health services. Vijana Leo’s legacy goes beyond its impact on health outcomes in communities across northwest Uganda

February 1, 2021

Motorbike Loans Increase Remote Communities’ Access to Vital Health Commodities in Madagascar

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Improving Market Partnerships and Access to Commodities Together (IMPACT) program in Madagascar partnered with AccèsBanque Madagascar to create a new financial product, the “motorbike loan,” designed to help community-level volunteers purchase an affordable mode of transport for delivering vital health commodities to rural communities.

January 20, 2021

Women in Leadership Training Paves the Way for Milk Cooperative Success in Ethiopia

In November 2020, Banyan Global’s gender and youth team on the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Feed the Future Ethiopia Value Chain Activity (VCA) organized a Women in Leadership training in Ethiopia’s Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region for women engaged in cooperatives and other informal and formal associations who aspire to take on leadership positions. After the training, an important milk cooperative decided to reopen.

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