Women Centered Cate
Across the globe, women and families seeking maternal and related health services too often endure various forms of mistreatment and/or poor clinical care. A combination of individual and health system level constraints (e.g., health provider workload, infrastructure and supply challenges, gender and socio-cultural dynamics, poor health system management) are often to blame. The result compromises health outcomes due to an erosion of trust in the health system and delayed or deterred care seeking. Additionally, negative healthcare environments not only affect the recipients of care, but also impact the mental health and well-being of providers. ISC partners advance evidence-informed approaches to improve both critical dimensions of quality-the provision and experience of care.
Violence Against Children
Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS) measure the burden of sexual, physical, and emotional violence experienced in childhood and adolescence among males and females between the ages of 13-24.
With funding from USAID’s Displaced Children and Orphan’s Fund, ISC partners are supporting Data-Informed Strategies to End Violence Against Children. This includes direct support to country efforts to act on VACS data through strengthened policy and program efforts, with a focus on connecting learning across country experiences.
Disability Assistive Technology
According to the WHO, assistive technology is an umbrella term covering the systems and services related to the delivery of assistive products and services. Our focus is on supporting people with mobility impairments. To do this, we need a comprehensive approach to the provision of suitable wheelchairs, which includes leveraging research, education, and training.