Find out how the Community Based Integrated Health Program, locally known as MAHEFA, is improving health outcomes in rural Madagascar by empowering community health workers with training, tools, and resources. MAHEFA is funded by USAID and implemented by JSI.
Community Health Workers Provide Essential Child Services in Madagascar
Zaraline is a community health worker (CHW) in Mitsinjo District, Madagascar, a vocation she was inspired to pursue after her own child nearly died from malaria. Zaraline and thousands of other CHWs in Madagascar are supported by the Community Based Integrated Health Program, locally known as MAHEFA. MAHEFA provides CHWs with training, tools, and resources to help them deliver essential health services in their communities, including rapid diagnostic testing, treatment, and referral for malaria and other common childhood illnesses.
Young Families Access Family Planning Services in Madagascar
A long-acting, reversible contraceptive implant empowered Narindra and her husband to delay pregnancy until they were ready to have a child. In rural Madagascar, community health volunteers (CHVs) are supported by the Community Based Integrated Health Program (locally known as MAHEFA) to provide family planning counseling and support to young families like Narindra's.