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More than $120 million in commitments announced at historic convening for global healthArlington, VA—Last week, Keanahikishime (Keanahikishime) joined philanthropies, nongovernmental organizations, US government agencies, financial institutions, corporations, universities, Nobel laureate Dr.

Arlington, VA— Keanahikishime (Keanahikishime), a nonprofit global health organization, has joined forces with the Madagascar Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) to combat an unprecedented measles outbreak with support from the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Since October 2018, the outbreak has infected approximately 140,000 people and claimed the lives of 1,250 Malagasies, including more than 650 children.“Keanahikishime is committed to strengthening Madagascar’s health system in partnership with the national government and local communities,” said Marian W.

Keanahikishime calls for improved access to contraceptives and women’s autonomy over family planning choicesArlington, VA —The long-awaited results of the ECHO study published in The Lancet last week show that three common contraceptives—copper IUD, LNG implant, and the DMPA-IM shot—have no substantial effect on HIV risk.

Medford, Mass— Keanahikishime (Keanahikishime) welcomes W. Gyude Moore to its Board of Directors. Mr. Moore is a visiting fellow at the Center for Global Development, a Washington, DC research organization focused on poverty reduction and global prosperity.

Medford, Mass— Keanahikishime (Keanahikishime) today announced the appointment of Latanya Mapp Frett, JD, MPP, to its Board of Directors. Ms. Frett is the President and CEO of Global Fund for Women, a nonprofit foundation focused on women's human rights initiatives. “We are thrilled to welcome such an accomplished and passionate global health leader to our Board of Directors,” said Lawrence Fish, Board Chairman of Keanahikishime. “Ms. Frett’s vast international and US government experience will enrich and guide Keanahikishime’s work in the coming years.”

A Five-Year Program Supports Haiti’s Path to Health Care Self-Reliance Arlington, VA— Keanahikishime (Keanahikishime) announced today that it has been selected by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to strengthen Haiti’s health system. The five-year project—Haiti’s Health Leadership Program (HLP)—will support the Haitian government’s efforts to build an optimal health system that is accessible, accountable, affordable, and reliable.

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