Project director, INSPiRE
Health and economic development in Niger have been slow and difficult. The country consistently ranks at or near the bottom of the United Nations Development Program’s Human Development Index, and more than half of children under the age of five are chronically undernourished. Food insecurity and infectious disease have led to some of the highest mortality and malnourishment rates in the world. Niger also has the world's highest fertility rate. Rapid population growth threatens to further overwhelm the country's health systems and its most vulnerable communities.
IntraHealth is working alongside government officials, civil society, youth advocates, and other local partners to build a foundation of change.
Specifically, we're focused on helping the health sector:
Together, with our partners, we're helping health officials integrate high-impact interventions, building the capacity of youth and civil society reproductive health advocates, and mobilizing resources for high-quality, integrated family planning, nutrition, and essential newborn care services.