Where We Work
Where We Work
Africa | Asia, Near East and Europe | Latin America and the Caribbean | North America
The ACCESS Program works with national governments and USAID missions and regional bureaus to identify opportunities to improve maternal and newborn care through country and regional programs. Using the household-to-hospital continuum of care as a framework, ACCESS aims to bring essential maternal and neonatal services and interventions as close to the family as possible.
ACCESS works with local governments to support interventions that strengthen and expand facility-based care for those who are using these services, while strengthening home-based care and linkages between the home, the community and the facility.
In countries and regions with limited programming for maternal and newborn health, ACCESS works to build stakeholder buy-in, inform policymakers, promote standardization of maternal and newborn care practices through policy and curriculum revision, promote improved household behavior and practices for maternal and newborn care, and initiate alliances to help raise awareness and build momentum for change.
ACCESS has demonstrated remarkable growth—beginning with field support in three countries and expanding to include activities in more than 25 countries. The increase in the number of ACCESS country programs is a clear demonstration of the need experienced by USAID Missions to focus on MNH care programs and a preference for buying in to Global Programs. With a responsive approach to Missions, an array of highly technical and experienced staff, and supportive guidance and direction from USAID/Global, ACCESS is working to address maternal and neonatal mortality across the globe.
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Asia, Near East and Europe
Latin America and the Caribbean
The ACCESS Program's U.S. office is located in historic Fells
Point in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. For information about ACCESS activities
in the Mid-Atlantic Region and other locations in the United
States, contact us.