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WHERE WE WORK

THE SETTING

The region that includes Burundi, Uganda and the DRC has seen some of the world’s most violent conflicts and civil wars since World War II. Food shortages, disease and these conflicts have kept all three countries in the lowest development rating given by the UNDP. Life expectancy remains low, while child and maternal mortality rates remain among the highest in the world. Strengthening the healthcare sector of these countries is an essential component of both economic and social development.

THE SETTING

THE LIFENET WAY IMPROVES MATERNAL AND INFANT CARE

According to the WHO, 50% of child and maternal deaths in the countries where we work are preventable. Four of the top clinic-based delivery complications in resource-limited settings are infection, sepsis, hemorrhage and asphyxia. These morbidities are preventable and/or readily treatable through evidence-based practices (EBPs) such as hand washing and equipment sterilization, proper estimation of blood loss, placental assessment and infant CPR.

Despite the fact that the supplies and equipment needed to adhere to these key EBPs are inexpensive and generally available, utilization of these EBPs at health facilities in low-resource settings across sub-Saharan Africa is limited. This is largely due to a lack of knowledge and skills among health workers. Although training programs on EBPs exist, there is little understanding of effective strategies for driving their long-term adoption and adherence in clinical settings.

LN’s innovative interventions directly address these challenges and improve maternal and infant care at these health centers with cost-effective maternal and infant health training, which also includes a corresponding supply of related equipment. By equipping behavior change and ensuring adherence to EBPs, LN interventions have a significant impact on the leading causes of maternal and infant morbidity and mortality.

WE ARE TRANSFORMING AFRICAN HEALTH CENTERS TO PROVIDE QUALITY, SUSTAINABLE HEALTHCARE. BUT WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT.

CONNECT WITH US

IN THE US

LifeNet International
3815 Silver Star Rd
Orlando, FL 32808
+1 407 630 9518

IN BURUNDI

LifeNet International
26 Avenue Ngendandumwe
Bujumbura, Burundi

IN UGANDA

Plot 2977 Ring Road, Muyenga
PO Box 21189, Kampala
Uganda

IN DRC

223 Ave. Patrice Emery Lumumba
C. Ibanda, Bukavu
Democratic Republic of the Congo

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SOCIAL INNOVATION IN HEALTH INITIATIVE

We were chosen as one of 25 high impact healthcare delivery solutions for the
2015 Social Innovation in Health Initiative, in partnership with the World Health Organization.