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June 18, 2021

Ensuring that Quality and Business Training Opportunities Continue in Madagascar

Since 2018, SHOPS Plus, together with local partner organizations, has trained doctors, midwives, and nurses from over 900 private health facilities in Madagascar on quality assurance/continuing quality improvement and business and financial management. The trainings sought to increase clinical knowledge and improve the quality of service delivery in priority health areas such as family planning, malaria, and COVID-19. The business and financial management trainings aimed to help providers mobilize capital and allow them to manage their health facilities more efficiently and sustainably.

May 21, 2021

Strengthening Care Through the Private Nurse Midwives Association of Tanzania

SHOPS Plus worked with the Reproductive and Child Health Section of the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly, and Children to assess and strengthen the capacity of twenty selected PRINMAT maternity homes the Mwanza and Geita regions for readiness in basic emergency maternal, obstetric, and neonatal care.

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 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.

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