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Partners in Health, Lesotho Project

Working in twelve countries around the world to provide quality medical care to people in some of the poorest and most difficult to reach parts of the globe. This includes the Lesotho project, which is one of three sites in Africa.

The impact

One of the biggest impacts of our programme to date has been the change in attitudes in terms of where women should be delivering babies. The norm is changing, which is a terrific achievement for such a short period of time. Attitudes are also changing in relation to women accessing additional services. We have seen the number of women who come to Bobete health clinic for more than one prenatal care visit increase by 70% in just a year.

The numbers are of course important, but we are also proud of the positive dynamic that we have helped to create. There is a growing feeling among health workers, midwives and even the women themselves that they are a united front in tackling these myriad challenges.

Key Facts

Project name: 
The Maternal Health and HIV Lesotho Project

Run by:
Partners In Health

Region:
The southern African country of Lesotho

Population:
Mothers, children

Challenges:
Geographic isolation, lack of infrastructure and health services, female vulnerability, large and growing HIV epidemic, high maternal mortality

Activities:
Community health worker training, resource development, incentives and support