WASHINGTON AND BALTIMORE—IMA World Health offers its congratulations to longtime partner Africa Christian Health Associations Platform (ACHAP) on receiving a three-year, $15 million award from the U.S. Agency for International Development to implement evidence-based community health interventions to reduce maternal and child mortality in Kenya and Uganda.
The award is the first ACHAP has received from USAID as a prime partner. It comes from USAID’s New Partnerships Initiative, which seeks to work with local actors and systems in ways that allow partner countries to become agents of their own growth and prosperity for generations to come. ACHAP will implement its grant in partnership with two member organizations, the Christian Health Association of Kenya and the Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau. Both faith-based organizations have large health care networks and deep social connections within their communities.
IMA World Health has been a steadfast and sustaining partner of ACHAP since its official incorporation in 2012, supporting the secretariat, building the capacity of member organizations and sponsoring its bi-annual conference. Most recently, IMA World Health and ACHAP have partnered on a seven-country response to COVID-19 with a focus on providing information, technical assistance, equipment and supplies to implement infection prevention and control in health care facilities, as well as supporting communities in surveillance and home-based care guidance. IMA and ACHAP are also partners on the 5-year, $200 million MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience project, funded by USAID.
“IMA World Health considers ACHAP a member of our global family of faith-based organizations working in long term partnership to save the lives of women and children,” said Allyson Bear, Vice President, International Programs for Corus International, the parent of IMA World Health. “IMA World Health takes particular pride in this milestone, and we look forward to continuing to support and work with ACHAP as they grow through this new award and beyond.”
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IMA World Health is an international NGO operating in fragile settings with communities and governments to overcome public health challenges. Founded in 1960, IMA World Health works in concert with Corus International, a family of faith-based organizations delivering holistic, lasting solutions to the interconnected challenges of poverty, health care access and climate change.