Global Handwashing Day calls for Hand Hygiene for All

The Handwashing Thursday Series will amplify the launch of a new resource developed by the Global Handwashing Partnership: The Handwashing Handbook. The Handwashing Handbook serves as a go-to resource, presenting best practices and new concepts to improve the uptake of handwashing. This learning series will discuss various topics from the handbook and highlight the efforts of partners who contributed to the development of the handbook ...Read More


Webinars on COVID-19, newborn and perinatal health issues

Please join the US Agency for International Development (USAID)’s MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership for a three-part knowledge exchange webinar series, where we will hear learnings and practical strategies from country leaders on mitigating disruption of services for maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH); voluntary family planning (FP); and reproductive health (RH) care during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...Read More


PMNCH compendium of COVID-19 related partner resources on women's, children's and adolescents' health

The world as we know it, has changed. As the largest global health partnership for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health, our thoughts are with everyone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and we remain committed to working together with our partners get us all through this difficult time. ...Read More


Immediate Postpartum Family Planning: A key component of childbirth care resource

Offering modern contraception services as part of care provided during childbirth increases postpartum contraceptive use and is likely to reduce both unintended pregnancies and pregnancies that are too closely spaced. ...Read More


Maternal Nutrition Operational Guidance: Program Considerations for Low- and Middle-Income Countries

The Maternal Nutrition Operational Guidance provides practical guidance on designing, implementing, and strengthening the delivery of maternal nutrition interventions during pregnancy and lactation within the health system. ...Read More


Ten steps to successful breastfeeding

WHO and UNICEF launched the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) to help motivate facilities providing maternity and newborn services worldwide to implement the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. The Ten Steps summarize a package of policies and procedures that facilities providing maternity and newborn services should implement to support breastfeeding. WHO has called upon all facilities providing maternity and newborn services worldwide to implement the Ten Steps. ...Read More


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News & Updates

11-Nov-20 14:15

Remembering Dr. Hudson Inyangala, Associate Director, Afya Uzazi

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing away of Dr. Hudson Inyangala, Associate Director of the Afya Uzazi Nakuru Baringo Program, on November 7 in Eldoret, Kenya.

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10-Apr-20 06:16

Improving quality of care during childbirth

Over the past three years, USAID’s Afya Uzazi has been working with Baringo and Nakuru counties to improve the quality and experience of the care that mothers and newborns receive around the time of childbirth.

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