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Women in Development Unit Innovative Programming in Reproductive Health in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Bolivia. Motivated by the bleak health conditions of women and children in Inquisivi province, Bolivia, in 1990, a US NGO, Save the Children, launched Project Warmi, a comprehensive maternal and neonatal health project. A primary goal of the project was to develop and test a community-based approach to improving maternal and neonatal health in a remote setting with little access to adequate formal health services. Project Warmi employed staff from the area who spoke the local languages and were knowledgeable about community social and cultural norms. The project organized women’s groups to raise women’s awareness that their individual problems are often common to others and that together they are more likely to fin

Year: 2011
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