- Each health center is able to provide prenatal and family planning for women, conduct testing and screening for sexually transmitted infections, and provide minor procedures.
- Each volunteer health worker tracks 15 to 20 houses in her neighborhood to promote vaccinations and to encourage mothers to bring sick children to the health centers for treatment.
- We ensure that all women receive adequate pre- and post-natal care. The majority of women receive over three prenatal visits.
- Through the help of international visiting midwives, HAS nurses who conduct prenatal visits are continually learning new ways to reduce maternal and child mortality.
- All children under five are weighed and measured each month to prevent malnutrition and to provide vaccinations.
- In the mountain areas surrounding HAS, malnutrition can reach over 30 percent in the rainy, or, “hungry” season.
- Because malnutrition often causes weakened immune systems, HAS is currently implementing a community-based management program to ensure all malnourished children receive care as close to their home as possible.