IHSLAC Project delegation from PAHO and Canada’s Ministry of Global Affairs (GAC) visits Achuar community of Wichimi in Ecuadorian Amazon
"It is good to have the opportunity to realize the situation of children and we must improve the nutrition of our children. We have health problems and we need changes in the communities, so I appreciate the support you are giving the project.” This sentiment was expressed by Agustín Tenten, President of the Achuar Nationalities of Ecuador (NAE) to the delegation from Global Affairs Canada and PAHO which visited the Amazonian indigenous community as part of the Integrated Health Systems in Latin America and the Caribbean Project (IHSLAC). The visit took place from May 21 to 24, 2018.
IHSLAC: CHANGING WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S LIVES IN THE AMERICAS - This initiative is already changing lives in indigenous, Afro-descendant and geographically isolated communities. IHSLAC focuses on expanding access to health services, enhancing disease management, and improving nutrition for women, children and newborns.
Interprogrammatic accountability meeting held in Chocó to improve maternal and neonatal health through the IHSLAC Project
About 60 participants including nurses, midwives, community leaders and Chocó department physicians contributed to a meeting for project accountability, focusing on: "Increasing access and improving quality of care in maternal-neonatal health services in Chocó." The conference, held in Quibdó, the capital of the Chocó department in Colombia, marked the completion of the second phase of the two-year project carried out with funds from the Government of Canada.
PAHO/WHO-Haiti supports the Health Department of Nippes in trainings for health workers focused on neonatal, infant, adolescent and maternal care
In order to support the Haitian Ministry of Health (MoH) in reducing maternal and neonatal deaths, PAHO/WHO assists the Health Departmental of Nippes (DSNi) in improving the quality of health care through capacity building and training for the health workers as part of the IHSLAC Project, a collaboration agreement between PAHO and Global Affairs Canada (GAC).