Sierra Leone, Liberia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad and Cameroon

In Sierra Leone, Liberia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad and Cameroon, we support our partner to improve maternal health outcomes in west and central Africa. To help reduce the risk of women dying in childbirth, we supply a midwifery training programme with medications to prevent post-partum haemorrhaging. 

Ghana, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia

In Ghana, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia, we provide our partner antibiotics, painkillers and medicines to treat hypertension and diabetes. In these five countries, we also supply small surgical items, surgical kits and obstetric delivery packs to healthcare professionals working in 100+ clinics, community health centres, dispensaries and hospitals.

Tanzania

IHP is working with partner TLM who have helped establish the first paediatric oncology services in the country. In collaboration with the government-run national hospital in Dar es Salaam, TLM have created a specialist treatment unit for children with cancer, and are working with other clinics and hospitals across the country to build a network of referral and treatment services. IHP is supporting the programme with oncology and supportive care medicines.

Burundi

In Burundi IHP are working with Tearfund Belgium and World Relief to supply the medicines in support of an emergency nutrition programme. The project focuses on malnourished children and pregnant or lactating mothers and seeks to empower people and their immediate communities to be aware of malnutrition and its dangers, and to become more resilient.

Sierra Leone

IHP currently work with two partners in Sierra Leone - Life for African Mothers (see below) and International Medical Corps. IHP have been supporting partners in Sierra Leone since before the Ebola outbreak in 2014, getting vital emergency supplies to IMC in disaster response and equipping the Sierra Leonean diaspora community with medicines for medical outreach through our Essential Health Pack Programme.

Somalia

IHP is supporting our partner International Medical Corps to provide medical assistance across 4 regions of Somalia facing the most acute conditions, through medical centres and mobile clinics that reach remote communities with life-saving care. Some of the medicines have been used to support those responding to recent terrorist attacks, and also equip the medical response to the ongoing drought conditions and disease outbreaks.

South Sudan

IHP has worked in a variety of ways in South Sudan, most recently with a consortium with 3 other partner organisations to respond to the crisis in South Sudan delivering 550,000 treatments of essential medicines and medical supplies to support the work of our implementation partners World Relief and International Medical Corps. The projects in South Sudan will be continuing for the next two years.