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RHO archives : Program Examples


Africa (Health of Adolescent Refugees Project): Using the Girl Guide method to teach adolescent refugees about health issues and to train them as peer educators.

Africa (PATH): Tapping into the positive potential of the life-shaping role of culture in Africa.

Africa (World Bank): Incorporating local knowledge, customs and values into projects, primarily in Africa.

Africa and Asia (UNICEF): Communication, advocacy, and mobilization packages that focus on practices harmful to girls in Southern Asia and Eastern and Southern Africa.

Burkina Faso: Using an integrated human rights model to improve community health and development.

Cote d'Ivoire (Ministry of the Family and Promotion of Women): Expanding legislation to include punishment provisions for FGM, forced and underage marriage, and sexual harassment.

Ethiopia (Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital): Repairing obstetric fistulas.

Ethiopia (CARE): Using a combination of social mobilization and community-based distribution to overcome social and geographic barriers to family planning in rural villages.

Ethiopia (Participatory Learning and Action): Involving young people in HIV/AIDS policy and prevention.

The Gambia (BAFROW): Designing a new rite of passage that excludes FGM.

Ghana (Bawku Hospital): Standardizing the evaluation and treatment of infertile couples.

Ghana (Reach Out, Show Compassion): Implementing a national program to encourage compassion and support for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Ghana (West Africa Project to Combat AIDS): Outreach and clinic-based services to prevent the transmission of STIs, including HIV, among urban sex workers.

Guinea (La Cellule de Coordination sur les Pratiques Traditionnelles Affectant la Santé des Femmes et des Enfants): National-level programming to eradicate FGM.

Guinea (Projet Video Sabou et Nafa): Video project to fight FGM and promote the welfare of women and girls.

Kenya (Ipas and the National Council of Churches of Kenya): Improving postabortion care (PAC) in two refugee camps in northern Kenya.

Kenya (Kenya Scouts Association): Using scouts to reach in-school and out-of-school adolescents.

Kenya (Kenyatta National Hospital): Barriers and successes encountered in a cervical cancer control project.

Kenya (Mathare Youth Sports Association): Using sports to develop skills and build self-esteem in adolescents.

Kenya (MYWO Project): Using community mobilization to design an alternative rite of passage that doesn't include female genital mutilation.

Kenya (Population Council): Identifying RTIs among family planning and antenatal care clients in Nakuru, Kenya, is difficult; prevention is essential.

Kenya (Nyamira District): Mobilizing health professionals and community members against female genital mutilation.

Nigeria (Conscientizing Male Adolescents): Encouraging male adolescents' critical thinking about gender norms.

Nigeria (National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, PATH): Working with health professionals to help them understand—and help eradicate—female genital mutilation.

Nigeria (New Society Project): Increasing male concern and participation through a male-focused NGO.

Senegal (TOSTAN): A basic education program using participatory methods that lead to community identification of female genital mutilation as a harmful practice to be abandoned.

Senegal (PLAN International): Playing the 3W Safe Motherhood Game.

South Africa (HSDU and ADAPT): Training in gender awareness and gender violence for primary health care nurses in rural areas.

South Africa (Men as Partners): Responding to the dual challenges of HIV/AIDS and violence against women.

South Africa (NAFCI): Implementing an accreditation program to improve the quality of adolescent health services at the primary-care level

South Africa (South Africa Directorate of Maternal, Child, and Women's Health): Review of national policies and practices related to contraceptive service delivery in consideration of WHO Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use.

South Africa (University of Witwatersrand): Challenges to a nationwide screening project and recommendations to improve cervical cancer screening.

Sudan (American Refugee Committee): A community-based approach to providing reproductive health services to internally displaced people.

Tanzania (International Rescue Committee): Reducing levels of gender-based violence in refugee camps and offering medical help, psychological support, and legal services to survivors of violence.

Tanzania (Kilimanjaro Women's Group in the Fight Against AIDS): A community-based approach for HIV/AIDS prevention and care.

Uganda (Busoga Diocese): Expanding family planning programs to include HIV/STI services.

Uganda (RESCUER): Using walkie-talkies to connect traditional birth attendants with local health centers.

Uganda (Sabiny Elders, REACH, NGOs): Working to convince communities to end female genital mutilation, with a focus on positive cultural values.

Uganda (The Straight Talk Foundation): Addressing adolescents' sexual and reproductive health concerns through innovative publications and programs.

Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe (Women Connect!): Building the ICT capacity of women's NGOs.

Zambia (Government Republic of Zambia): A national development plan focused on ensuring that all couples and individuals can exercise the right to freely and responsibly determine the number and spacing of their children.

Zimbabwe (The Kunzwana Women's Institute): Disseminating information and creating awareness about HIV/AIDS among women and young people in farming communities, mines, and resettlement areas.

Zimbabwe (Musasa Project): Combating violence against women with a mixture of advocacy, research, training, and support services.

Zimbabwe (National Family Planning Council): Screening for RTIs among family planning clients is not cost-effective.

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