CHAI has developed an integrated maternal, newborn, and reproductive health strategy to dramatically reduce unintended pregnancies, maternal and neonatal deaths, and stillbirths. This approach begins with reaching adolescents and women to ensure they receive reproductive health education and have access to a range of effective and affordable contraceptive methods. We continue to support women through their reproductive years to ensure every woman can avoid unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections; space and limit births; have a healthy pregnancy and childbirth; and see her newborn thrive from birth to childhood.
This approach was first piloted in Ethiopia, before being tested at scale in Nigeria. The program is now rolling out across several other countries to significantly and sustainably reduce mother and infant deaths. We work with manufacturers to increase access to new and underused quality products that save lives by increasing affordability and consolidating demand. We also work with governments to improve national supply chains and service delivery systems to deliver these products to women and girls no matter where they are.