Global Strategies works hand-in-hand with local community partners across the globe. By combining our expertise with their knowledge of the local landscape and the trust they have developed over decades, we are able to create lasting change.
Birthlink is a United Kingdom non-profit that works in partnership with doctors, nurses and midwives in developing countries to improve the care of mothers and their newborn babies, and reduce maternal and neonatal mortality. Global Strategies works with Birthlink to improve neonatal care in the eastern Congo and to pioneer the introduction of life-saving equipment to help babies with breathing difficulties.
Since 2011 we have partnered with BDOM to implement an “education for life” approach in three areas of the community: health clinics, churches and schools. BDOM is currently delivering HIV services, strengthening healthcare worker education and building capacity within clinics in 20 communities in 4 health zones in South Kivu Province.
Our field partner, CELPA, has worked with Global Strategies to provide HIV testing, counseling and treatment to pregnant mothers in the South Kivu Province. The project is focused on 20 communities in 5 health zones of South Kivu Province.
Global Strategies works with Femme Plus to improve access to HIV care in the city of Bukavu DRC. With training from Global Strategies, Femme Plus has created an online map of HIV resources, including HIV testing, support groups and medical care. When people in the community call a toll-free number, Femme Plus staff provides them with information about HIV and informs them of nearby HIV services.
Our partnership with HEAL Africa has spanned more than a decade and has led to the pioneering of maternal-child healthcare in the North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Together we established the Children's AIDS Program, the only program dedicated to children living with HIV in the eastern Congo. We also founded a neonatal training center and pioneered the introduction of the first neonatal respiratory care program with our partner Birthlink.
Today our programs at HEAL Africa include HIV/AIDS prevention and care, neonatal care and malnutrition.
Our partner’s name, “Halt SIDA" translates to “Stop AIDS.” They use a peer educator model with particular focus on vulnerable youth to address gender roles, healthy sexuality, family planning, and HIV prevention.
Halt SIDA trains volunteer peer educators who work with a supervisor to raise awareness among their friends and colleagues in school, university and the community.
Volunteer peer educators are trained through extensive workshops covering HIV/AIDS and related issues including life skills, social mobilization, and effective communication. Peer educators receive training materials and ongoing mentorship to further their development. Through a cadre of 24 volunteers, more than 8,500 youths are reached annually.
Led by Sister Barbara Brillant, the Mother Patern College of Health Sciences is educating the next generation of Liberian nurses, laboratory technicians and social workers. Global Strategies provides scholarships every year for students to attend the college.
We partnered with the National Catholic Health Council to support frontline healthcare workers in Liberia responding to the Ebola epidemic. When Time Magazine named the “Ebola Fighters: The ones who answered the call” as the 2014 Person of the Year, they were referring to the Liberian heroes who continued to staff hospitals and clinics at great personal risk. Following the epidemic, our support continued, helping to strengthen and rebuild the Liberian health system.
Global Strategies began partnering with Panzi Hospital in 2009 to deliver post-rape healthcare to rape survivors.
The project expanded in 2012 by providing access to 4,000 post-rape health kits, called the Prévention Pack, to survivors in the South Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The expanded project includes intensive training with experts in the field of sexual violence and an improved regimen of prescribed medications.
Following that successful collaboration, we partnered together with Birthlink to improve neonatal care and introduce neonatal respiratory therapies at Panzi Hospital. This effort helps Panzi Hospital's team care for over 3000 babies annually.