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
Dr. Fatoumata Touré Bamba, the regional health director in Bouaké, Cote d’Ivoire, sat down with TCI recently to talk about changes in her city due to TCI’s presence.
TCI’s high-impact proven approach, the 72-hour clinic makeover, is being adapted beyond the 10 TCI-supported states and has now diffused to 75 facilities in Gombe State.
Life Planning for Adolescents and Youth (LPAY) is a TCI Youth program in Nigeria that uses a WhatsApp group for its LPAY Ambassadors to communicate with youth about issues related to their sexual and reproductive health.