The Innovations for Choice and Autonomy (ICAN) project is designed to obtain a deeper understanding of how self-injection (SI) of subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-SC) can be implemented to support informed contraceptive choice and use from the perspective of women in Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, and Uganda.
The Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi), a partnership between Lynne and Marc Benioff, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), offers a unique opportunity to apply scientific, clinical, and community expertise to address the growing problem of prematurity.
The PTBi East Africa Discovery Research portfolio contributes to global knowledge about preterm birth and supports testing of tools to improve preterm birth prevention and management.
PTBi East Africa developed an intrapartum and immediate postnatal care package designed to improve the uptake of evidence-based practices known to save newborn lives.
HEARD addresses “know-do” gaps, or delays, in the discovery of effective interventions and their wide-scale application. HEARD emphasizes local ownership and partnerships in order to scale up equitable and sustainable efforts.