Women's Health in Madagascar

Total Fertility Rate (TFR): 5.0
Female Life Expectancy at Birth: 61 years
Births Attended by Skilled Health Personnel: 54%
HIV Among Females, Ages 15-24, 2007/2008: 0.1%
Female Literacy Rate, Ages 15-24, 2000-04: 72%
Lifetime Risk of Maternal Death: 1 in 38

Projects

Green Healthy Communities

JSI is using the management of natural and human resources to foster healthier communities, which includes training health and environmental workers in integrated services and increasing access to family planning.

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Maternal & Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP)

Only 54% of births in Madagascar are assisted by a skilled health worker a worrisome indicator for maternal survival. MCHIP focuses on reducing maternal, neonatal, and child mortality by strengthening central and district level health teams.

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Jereo Salama Isika ("Look We Are Healthy") (1998-2003)

JSI integrated reproductive health with HIV activities at the community level, increased access to quality care, and ensured availability of contraceptives and essential drugs.

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