For A Project To Apply Design Thinking To Reproductive Health In Zambia And Mali

Overview applies principles of human-centered design to alleviate poverty. This support would allow to deepen its partnership with Marie Stopes International-US (MSI), completing the final phases of the redesign of MSI’s services for young people in Zambia and initiating a new collaboration in a second country to address the same question of how human-centered design might improve reproductive health services for young people. The current collaboration in Zambia has shown promising early successes in increasing the number of young people using MSI’s services. proposes to build this experience and apply the same human-centered design approach with MSI’s program in Mali to uncover insights specific to the Malian context and surface opportunities for youth-centered reproductive health programming in Bamako and surrounding urban areas.
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for support of's Health XO program applies principles of human-centered design to alleviate poverty. Over the past six years, has developed the Health XO program, targeting improvements in adolescent girls’ reproductive health. This grant will allow the program to explore new ways of collaborating with partners, experiment with new approaches to bring outside perspectives to the design process, and make the resulting solutions more accessible to the reproductive health field.

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