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In the next decade, nearly 1 billion women like Madame Dieng, the owner of Al Noor Clinic in Petit Mbao, Senegal, will enter the global economy. Banyan Global, working under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector Project Plus (SHOPS Plus), built the capacity of local business-development service providers in Senegal to provide business and financial-management training and one-on-one coaching to Madame Dieng and private health providers like her.
In Ghana, the number of private maternity homes (PMHs) - an important provider of maternal and child health care in rural areas - has steadily declined over the past decade. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Saving Maternity Homes in Ghana, Innovate for Health project focused on revitalizing PMHs to expand access to quality maternal and child health services.
In Ghana, private maternity homes have been an important provider of maternal and child health care, especially in rural areas, but the sector has been in steady decline over the past decade. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Saving Maternity Homes in Ghana (SMH) project implemented by Banyan Global, in partnership with the Ghana Registered Midwives Association (GRMA), is piloting an innovative approach to revitalize the private maternity sector in underserved areas, by catalyzing business transformations.
Inequalities between women and men result in different levels of exposure and vulnerability to disease, different responses to ill-health, different health outcomes, and different consequences. In Uganda, where malaria is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality, Banyan Global is addressing the overlooked but obvious connections between malaria and gender, as part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) in Uganda.
On the Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Project in Ghana, Banyan Global works to expand lending to the health sector.
Access to health services is vital to every country’s welfare. When such services are not available, it can prevent citizens from reaching their full potential, as well as limit a nation’s growth and prosperity.