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Family health international

Family Health International is a health organization established to address and help solving some of the world’s most serious health and development challenges. Family Health International therefore works on five continents and operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world.

Mission of Family Health International

Family Health International fights to actualize the vision of a world in which all individuals and communities have a chance to reach their full potential. Their goal is to improve lives of people in the United States and all around the world by generating, sharing and applying knowledge partnering with governments, civil society organizations, the private sector and communities; building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to meet their requirements; detecting and addressing complex needs of various communities all over the world. Family Health International is build upon six basic values: innovation, mutual respect, passion, accountability, commitment to excellence and teamwork.

Family Health International programs

This health organization is focused on many important worldwide programs. One of the most successful is The ASA program, in cooperation with the government of Indonesia and nongovernmental organizations from all over the world. This project is established to provide HIV/AIDS prevention and care by promoting safe sex, improving access to HIV and STI care and treatment, creating systems to track behavior and the spread of HIV, and encouraging governmental and nongovernmental organizations to become actively involved in HIV prevention. The ASA project is supporting interventions in 10 provinces where there is a high risk of HIV and AIDS: North Sumatra, Riau, South Sumatra, Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, East Java, North Sulawesi, Maluku, and Papua.

End in Africa End in Asia is another important program held by the Family Health International. It is established to end neglected tropical diseases in Africa and Asia. The project is designed to spread the awareness and contribute to the elimination of several diseases, such as elephantiasis, river blindness, snail fever, worm infections and blinding eye infections.

Good practices

Family Health International had led clinical trials to evaluate nearly every type of contraceptive method, leading to approval and introduction in many countries. They have established effective and affordable approaches to provide family planning services. They were the first to demonstrate that antiretroviral therapy can be delivered even in low-income families. They also help to establish the effectiveness of the antiretroviral nevirapine used to prevent spreading HIV infection from mother to child. Last but not least; they participated in development of a vaccine for rotavirus.

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