With this five-year, $48.5 million grant from the US Agency for International Development, a consortium led by IntraHealth International is collaborating with the Rwanda Ministry of Health to reduce preventable infant and maternal deaths, reduce the incidence of malaria, and bring high-quality, integrated health services to more Rwandan mothers, children, and adolescents.
The activity—called Ingobyi, a Kinyarwanda word for a cushion that is used to carry a baby, new bride, or king—works in 20 districts to:
Increase equitable access to reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health and malaria services in targeted districts
Improve the quality of reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health and malaria services along the continuum of care in targeted districts
Strengthen the performance of the health system at both central and decentralized levels