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Capacity building is the process of improving and expanding the abilities of health care workers, clinics and organizations to provide quality health care services. IMA accomplishes this through training, support, monitoring and evaluation, technical assistance, guidance and more.
In some parts of Africa, Christian Health Associations (CHAs) and other faith-based organizations (FBOs) provide up to 30-70% of health care.
For many years, IMA World Health has worked in close partnership with these FBOs to assess their strengths and needs, to strengthen local leadership, to support existing health care structures and to provide sustainable assistance.
Human Resources for Health
Inadequate staffing and human resources programs are major roadblocks to health care in the developing world. Through programs such as the USAID-funded CapacityPlus project, IMA address the challenge of human resource depletion in the developing world by strengthening planning, performance support, partnerships and workforce development around the globe.
Maternal and Newborn Child Health
Whether war, oppression or corruption is to blame, women and children almost always bear the terrible brunt of poverty and humanitarian crises in post-conflict and developing countries. IMA is dedicated to supporting women and their babies as the foundation of improving health care in developing countries.
Sexual Gender Based Violence
Working in Democratic Republic of Congo for over a decade, IMA has faced ongoing challenges due to sexual and gender-based violence. IMA is a key partner in the USAID-funded program USHINDI, meaning "victory" in Swahili, in regions where the epidemic of rape and abuse of women and girls is most severe – and where the need for help has never been greater.
IMA has partnered with the Ocean Road Cancer Institute in Tanzania since 2000 to fight Burkitt's Lymphoma (BL), an aggressive yet treatable childhood cancer. In addition to providing access to chemotherapy, IMA's BL program provides diagnosis and case management training to health care facilities throughout the country.
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