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Named for the Arabic word meaning “integration,” Takamol promoted an integrated model for strengthening maternal and child health, family planning, and reproductive health services in 179 community clinics and 21 hospitals. As the culmination of nearly three decades of USAID assistance to Egypt in these areas, Takamol prepared the Ministry of Health and Population to fully support and sustain these services as USAID continued to phase out its assistance.

Project Date: 2006 - 2011
Funder: USAID
Country: Egypt

28% increase in antenatal care visits at Takamol-supported clinics and hospitals

7.8% drop in neonatal mortalities at the 21 hospitals supported by Takamol

72% increase in clinic caseload, with quality scores soaring to 86%

1 million + home visits made by Takamol-trained outreach workers

What We Did

  • Supported the Ministry of Health in training and building the capacity of its health system managers, service providers, and staff at all levels of the public health system
  • Encouraged the involvement of male and female religious leaders, corporations, local businesses, and civil society in taking ownership of community health
  • Brought together key stakeholders to plan facility renovations and procure needed equipment at 179 community clinics and 21 hospitals
  • Recruit and train volunteer outreach workers to visit individual homes with health messages and invitations to clinic seminars
  • Led a consortium of local and international partners: John Snow International, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communications Program, Meridian Group International, and Health Care International

Project Staff Members

Mohamed Abou Nar

Chief Organizational Growth Officer

Mohamed has more than 20 years of experience in international development, quality management, project design, implementation, and...

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