Reproductive Health

Pregnancy and childbirth is the leading cause of death for girls aged 15 to 19. Through the Reproductive Health programme, NCA seeks to improve the health situation of women in reproductive age and their children so that every pregnancy is voluntary and every birth is safe. The Community Health Framework is the basis for intervention strategies, which include service provision and capacity development within and with communities. 

Implementing Countries

Our Results

Strengthening local health clinics through educating health staff and improving health infrastructure are also important tools. Faith-based actors are central partners as they are generally trusted by the communities and are already providing around one-third of the health services in many of NCA’s programme countries. In addition, faith and community leaders are important actors in addressing and acting upon harmful traditional practices. The programme builds on experiences from the previous strategic period’s HIV and AIDS and Health programmes, but a focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) has replaced the broader approach.

Results case

Fighting cervical cancer through improving increased access to diagnostic and treatment services among the undeserved communities in Malawi

Malawi has the highest age-standardised incidence rate of cervical cancer in the world (72.9/100,000)13