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
In Bauchi State, the 72-hour clinic makeover – one of The Challenge Initiative's high-impact interventions – has become instrumental in the overhaul of the public healthcare sector.
During a neighborhood family planning campaign in Mokwa LGA in Niger State, Nigeria, an inquisitive nine-year-old boy named Mohammed overheard a social mobilizer speaking with one of his relatives about child birth spacing.
The Challenge Initiative helped Kano State in Nigeria conduct 72-hour makeovers in six health facilities, including the Jaen Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC).