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Health Care and Disease Prevention

The world has made significant progress in achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals, but much work remains to be done. Public health systems in developing countries face persistent challenges in making services affordable and accessible to those who need them the most. 

To maximise the outcomes of donor-funded programs, Cardno focuses on changing behaviours, empowering communities and building the capacity of local institutions to deliver and advocate for critical health services.
 
  • Maternal, newborn, child, and reproductive health – We help improve access to essential services such as emergency obstetric care, postpartum and neonatal care, and childhood diseases prevention services.
  • HIV, AIDS and other infectious diseases – We work with public and private institutions to develop targeted behaviour change campaigns, and deliver HIV/AIDS services such as voluntary counselling and testing services.
  • Health system reform – We help to improve and reform critical health system functions, including service delivery, financing, governance, human resources and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Institutional strengthening – We build the capacity of sustainable local institutions to contribute technical leadership, deliver technical assistance and advocate for higher standards of care. 
  • Public/private partnerships – We leverage the private sector through new financing mechanisms and various in-kind contributions that help strengthen the overall health system.