The impact of poverty on women is amplified by social and cultural factors that restrict their access to health care, limit their reproductive choices, and increase their risk of exposure to disease and violence.
Improving the health of women pays dividends to society at large, bettering the lives of women and supporting healthier families and communities.
The Manoff Group’s approach to improving women’s health draws from many disciplines and fields, ensuring strategies are appropriate and tailored to the complex environments in which women live.
Building on lessons learned and global program experience from decades of work, TMG implements programs from the household to the policy level to target key determinants of women’s health, including male partner support and involvement, task-shifting and retraining of traditional birth attendants, and provision of respectful, culturally appropriate maternity care.
In Egypt, TMG worked to reduce maternal and infant mortality through community education and mobilization for maternal reproductive health and mass media education on maternal and child health.
We implemented two national mass media campaigns on birth preparedness and postpartum/newborn care, and developed innovative tools to assess client satisfaction, community outreach worker performance, and the effect of the community outreach program on community learning and behavior change.
Over the course of the project, Egypt’s Maternal Mortality Rate decreased from 174 to 84 per 100,000, dramatically exceeding the original project goal to reduce MMR to 139 per 100,000.