The Challenge Initiative – A New Model for Urban Reproductive Health
The Challenge Initiative is led by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Initiative represents an exciting new approach to providing life-saving reproductive health and family planning information and services to individuals, families and communities, building on the demonstrated success of the Gates Foundation’s Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (URHI).
News from the Initiative
Because of TCIHC, the fixed-day static (FDS) services approach is now part of an auxiliary nurse midwife’s (ANM) job description, alleviating staffing shortages at Firozabad’s UPHCs on FDS days.
A Muslim religious leader in Bauchi state, Nigeria, Mallam Suleiman Usman, recently shared his experience working with the Initiative.
Government leaders across Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda are stepping up to improve the quality of reproductive health services accessible to their growing youth population.