The Data Says it All
The number of births attended at a health facility by skilled health personnel has steadily increased since the start of the project.
Over 3,000 women with fistula received surgery, with a 94% success rate, improving both their health and psycho-social well-being. Most had lived with fistula – ashamed and often isolated from their communities – for more than four years, largely due to barriers in accessing treatment. In addition to the surgery, ASSP provided grants to each woman to facilitate her reintegration into the community.
ASSP has provided over 2,832 survivors of SGBV with post-exposure prophylaxis kits to help protect them from contracting HIV.
ASSP began rolling out annual community scorecards at affiliated health facilities and has reached a coverage of 89% of health areas, surpassing its goal of 80%. Findings showed that many communities felt their health center provided poor customer service and charged high fees compared to low-income levels of the client population. The scorecard program gives a voice to the communities and makes them feel engaged in health facility management. It is also an instrument for improving gender equity within communities and particularly in health care delivery, as sub groups of women and youth are established during the process to ensure their voices are heard and that these voices influence decisions on improvement measures to prioritize.
Enrolled CHE health cooperative groups have generated over $80,000 in subscription income for at least 141 health centers. Revenues grew nearly 370% from Y1 to Y2, improving health facilities’ ability to provide for all clients (including the indigent) and increasing the social safety net for health emergencies.