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Shift From ‘Blaming’ Health Care Providers to Supporting Them for Best Outcomes

Health care provider behavior heavily influences the quality of health services and a client’s experience of care, particularly for women seeking care for family planning and reproductive health.

Training Providers to Trust Rapid Malaria Test Results Could Improve Outcomes

“There’s much less trust in the negative rapid diagnostic test result than there is in the positive one,” says CCP researcher Kathryn Sugg.

Helping Nigerian Governments Help Women Get Family Planning Services

A new social mobilization approach, led by The Challenge Initiative, has significantly increased the number of women receiving family planning services in health facilities.

Pregnant Adolescents Need Youth-Focused Malaria Interventions

A new CCP-led study suggests that youth-friendly interventions for pregnant adolescents could increase early prenatal visits, which could reduce malaria and improve birth outcomes.

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Expanding the Use of Empathy in Family Planning for Youth

“Providers said the training showed them new ways, and the importance, of understanding adolescents and young clients as people,” says CCP’s Alfayo Wamburi.

Helping New Mothers Cope with Anxiety and Depression in Ethiopia

A simplified version of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) may help postpartum Ethiopian women become better equipped to adopt family planning.

Elderly Heroes Help Fellow Indonesians Get COVID-19 Vaccines

Older Indonesians helped their peers make the decision be vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of a CCP-led Breakthrough ACTION activity.

Volunteer Drivers in Nigeria Fill Transportation Gaps for Pregnant Women Who Need Care

CCP’s Breakthrough ACTION project has helped local governments develop a network of volunteer drivers to help moms and babies get treatment when transportation is too costly.

Knowledge Management Innovators Awarded $150,000 for Youth Reproductive Health Programs

Since 2020, The Pitch has supported 12 exciting innovations led by local and regional institutions, giving out $600,000 to organizations in Asia and Africa.

Shopkeepers Turned Ambassadors Pitch COVID Vaccination to Their Communities

A CCP-led program trains local shopkeepers in Bangladesh to be sources of not just supplies but information, notably on COVID-19 vaccination.

How to Manage a New Malaria Mosquito in Africa

New guidance offers aid to manage Anopheles stephensi, a malaria-carrying species new to Africa that behaves differently than the ones it is used to fighting.

New Malaria Behavior Survey Dashboard ‘Like a Swiss Army Knife’

“This new visual, interactive dashboard is so important,” says CCP’s Mike Toso. “Now, program planners can pull up exactly what they need to understand, on their phone, in seconds.”

Project Spotlight

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CCP Joins New $40 Million Safe Surgery Project

The global project is designed to promote awareness of, and equitable access to, safe surgery for women. The project will team up with local partners to improve childbirth outcomes and better meet people’s voluntary family planning needs.

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