Goodbye – Hello: Daphne Elberse and Sarah Ward

Goodbye – Hello: Daphne Elberse and Sarah Ward After working for three and a half years at Health[e]Foundation, Daphne Elberse is pursuing a new job. Daphne started as project manager at Health[e]Foundation in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, when Health[e]Foundation used its expertise to cope with challenges and created new opportunities such as switching […]

ANSER 2024 Conference Focuses on Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health Policies

Health[e]Foundation attended the ANSER conference, themed ‘Catalysing Change: Enhancing Evidence-Based Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Policies in Challenging Times’. The conference took place in Brussels, Belgium 7-9th February 2024. With policymakers, academics, and programmatic experts present it aimed to strengthen SRHR knowledge and interventions and influence policies. The conference had a broad focus […]

Health[e]Foundation attends the 13th European Global Health Congress, ECTMIH 2023, in Utrecht.

Health[e]Foundation attended the ECTMIH 2023 conference 20-23 November in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The aim of  ECTMIH 2023 was to accelerate the understanding, appreciation, and connections between tropical medicine, global health, and the urgent field of planetary health. The conference built on global health traditions to emphasize the importance of health equity and universal health coverage […]

10,000 pregnancies supported by LUCY

Health[e]Foundation’s LUCY journey started in March 2020, when we first launched the LUCY app to facilitate healthy and informed pregnancies among (expectant) women in Suriname. With tailored health information, (expectant) women in Suriname have been empowered to make informed decisions about their own health and the health of their babies. Following successful implementation in Suriname, […]

Introducing our new Gender[e]Quality and Emergency [e]Response programs in Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Midwives Association (EMwA) and Health[e]Foundation continue their successful collaboration on blended learning programs to strengthen the Ethiopian health system. Recently, we commenced two new tailor-made-training programs with Nuffic, funded by the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Orange Knowledge ProgrammeThe Orange Knowledge Programme is a Dutch global development programme managed by Nuffic, a Dutch […]

Joined forces: Nuru and Health[e]Foundation for “Informed mothers and healthy babies in Ethiopia and Kenya”

Health[e]Foundation, Nuru Ethiopia, and Nuru Kenya are teaming up for yet another exciting collaborative project to implement the LUCY maternal and neonatal health app among (expectant) mothers in southern Ethiopia and western Kenya. The LUCY app provides accurate, personalized, and accessible health information and helps (expectant) mothers to make healthy and informed decisions about their […]

Amref and Health[e]Foundation collaborate to introduce LUCY in Kenya

Health[e]Foundation and Amref Flying Doctors are happy to announce that we have initiated a new collaboration to improve maternal and child health in Kenya. Adequate maternal neonatal and child health (MNCH) care is essential if maternal and child mortality trends are to be reversed globally and to achieve the UN’s SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) target […]

Health[e]Foundation at MoodleMoot Global 2022

Last week, Health[e]Foundation travelled to Barcelona to attend the MoodleMoot Global 2022. This 3-day conference brought together 835 Moodlers (i.e. people with a specific interest in Moodle as open source digital learning platform) from 60 countries around the world to learn from each other, explore, and share best practices for the future of education. Health[e]Foundation’s […]

Health[e]Living 4 Schools program

Health[e]Living 4 Schools program empowers young people to make meaningful choices in their relationships and sexual lives Sexual education is extremely important to young people’s development (UNESCO). It helps them build knowledge and has a positive impact on various aspects of their lives such as their self-image, agency, family life, and sex. Yet research shows […]

A life’s worth of skills, experience, and knowledge

Ethiopian midwives have a unique position in the Ethiopian society as they act as change agents promoting SRHR and gender equality amongst adolescents. To adequality prepare them for this task, Health[e]Foundation, the Ethiopian Midwives Association (EMwA), and five collaborating Ethiopian universities introduced the SRHR[e]Education program to strengthen the universities’ SRHR curriculum and support the educational […]

TENA mobile health service empowering Ethiopian communities in the midst of the pandemic

To further support our work with Ethiopian midwives and empower community members, a mobile interactive voice response (IVR) service has been developed to provide health information on topics related to the pandemic. This mobile IVR service, called TENA (HEALTH in Amharic), is freely available for anyone with a mobile phone – no smartphone required – making the service accessible for the majority of the Ethiopian society.

Ethiopia’s access to high quality health education for midwifery students may be a step closer thanks to the SRHR[e]Education program

In March 2020 together with the Ethiopian Midwives Association we started the program entitled “Midwife students as advocates to empower female graduates and adolescents by promoting SRHR and gender equality to support access and retention in the educational system using blended e-learning” funded by the Institutional Collaboration Projects Orange Knowledge Programme of Nuffic.

After one year of launching the SRHR[e]Education course in Ethiopia a study was conducted to report on the impact and progress that this project has had on the first groups of students participating in this project.