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Family Health International. Mission. To improve lives worldwide through the synergistic strengths of research and programs in public health. History. FHI grew from a contraceptive research project that began at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1971.

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mission
Mission

To improve lives worldwide through the synergistic strengths of research and programs in public health.

history
History
  • FHI grew from a contraceptive research project that began at the University of North Carolinaat Chapel Hill in 1971

Began as the International Fertility Research Program, but eventually grew from family planning…

to reproductive health…

to prevention of HIV!

2 main branches
2 Main Branches:
  • Research
    • RTP
  • Public Health Programs

--Wash.DC

research
RESEARCH
  • Behavioral, biomedical and health services research
research1
RESEARCH
  • Support global health priorities
    • Contraception
    • Reproductive health
    • HIV, malaria, rotavirus,

and other infectious

diseases

research2
RESEARCH

WHAT SPECIFICALLY?

Contraception to Prevent Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

research3
RESEARCH

WHAT SPECIFICALLY?

Providing the Evidence Base for Over-the Counter Emergency Contraception

(Plan B)

public health programs
Public Health Programs
  • Applied research in 60 developing countries
    • Including HAITI!
public health programs1
Public Health Programs

Prevention of HIV, Tuberculosis

Remember this?

public health programs2
Public Health Programs
  • Care, support, and treatment of those already infected
so this is all a little vague right
So this is all a little vague, right??

How about some examples of what FHI is currently doing to support global health…

delivering comprehensive care1
Delivering Comprehensive Care…

MOSCHTA brings health services to the bateys through mobile clinics and home-based care.

…ByBringing health services to the bateys

protecting the vulnerable
Protecting the Vulnerable

We know HIV is preventable, but these services are not always available. Even when they are, their availability is squandered. By what?

protecting the vulnerable1
Protecting the Vulnerable

Ignorance, denial, stigma, discrimination, gender inequality, cost, and MORE!

protecting the vulnerable2
Protecting the Vulnerable…

Mrs. J. Bhadri, 25, distributes medicines at a sexually transmitted infection clinic in a slum area near her home in Andhra Pradesh.

…by helping the wives of truck drivers

protecting the vulnerable3
Protecting the Vulnerable…

FHI has provided prevention

care and support services to 360,000 migrants and truckers in India to reduce the risk that their wives will acquire HIV.

…by helping the wives of truck drivers

reaching out to those at risk
Reaching Out to Those at Risk

RECAP: Who is at particular risk for HIV??

reaching out to those at risk1
Reaching Out to Those at Risk

Sex workers, men who have sex with men, injection drug users, migrant workers,

police and military are all at HIGH RISK.

reaching out to those at risk2
Reaching Out to Those at Risk

What’s limiting their access to necessary services of prevention and treatment?

reaching out to those at risk3
Reaching Out to Those at Risk

STIGMATIZATION & DISENFRANCHISEMENT

reaching out to those at risk4
Reaching Out to Those at Risk…

…by Introducing injection drug users to critical services

reaching out to those at risk5
Reaching Out to Those at Risk…

Peer educators—often former drug addicts—bring care, treatment and educational opportunities to people sharing needles in Jakarta, Indonesia.

…by Introducing injection drug users to critical services

INDONESIA

reaching out to those at risk6
Reaching Out to Those at Risk…

Magda, 25, a former injection drug user, is now one of its most effective field workers.

…by Introducing injection drug users to critical services

INDONESIA

helping families help themselves
Helping Families Help Themselves

Remember when we talked about the effect of HIV on children?

Remember all of those orphans?

helping families help themselves1
Helping Families Help Themselves…

…by supporting family caregivers

helping families help themselves2
Helping Families Help Themselves…

FHI works with a local organization, Khemara, to support families coping with HIV and AIDS.

…by supporting family caregivers

CAMBODIA

helping families help themselves3
Helping Families Help Themselves…

Staff also provide counseling under an HIV counseling and testing program.

…by supporting family caregivers

CAMBODIA

helping families help themselves5
Helping Families Help Themselves…

“He is my neighbor and the father of my friend,” Cham Prea says.

“I learned I can’t get HIV/AIDS by treating him.”

a short recap
A Short Recap
  • FHI: NGO that grew from a research project at UNC-CHAPEL HILL
  • Mission: Improve lives worldwide through
    • Research
    • Programs in Global Health
a short recap1
A Short Recap
  • RESEARCH
    • Behavioral, biomedical and health services research
    • Support Global Health Priorities
    • Examples:
      • MTC Transmission of HIV Study
      • Argument for OTC Plan B
a short recap2
A Short Recap
  • Programs in Public Health
    • Applied research in over 60 countries
    • Prevention of HIV & tuberculosis
    • Care, treatment for those afflicted by HIV/AIDS, TB, and other infectious diseases or viruses.
a short recap3
A Short Recap
  • Delivering comprehensive care…

…by delivering health services to the bateys (Dominican Republic)

a short recap4
A Short Recap
  • Protecting the Vulnerable

…by helping the wives of truck drivers (India)

a short recap5
A Short Recap
  • Reaching out to those at risk…

…by introducing injection drug users to critical services (Indonesia)

a short recap6
A Short Recap
  • Helping families help themselves…

…by supporting family caregivers (Cambodia)

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“Family Health International is dedicated to improving

lives, knowledge and understanding worldwide through a diversified program of research, education and

services in family health. Since 1971, we have worked

with national governments and local communities

throughout the developing world to meet the public

health needs of some of the world’s most vulnerable

people, supporting lasting improvements in the health

of individuals and their families.”

works cited
WORKS CITED

Welsh, Michael. Personal Interview. 19 October 2008.

Rivera, Roberto, et al. "MANY WORLDS, ONE ETHIC: DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A GLOBAL RESEARCH ETHICS TRAINING CURRICULUM." Developing World Bioethics 5.2 (May 2005): 169-175. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. [Library name], [City], [State abbreviation]. 4 Nov. 2008 .

"FHI Family Health International." 11/4/2008 .

Family Health International. Improving Lives Worldwide: 2007 Annual Corporate Report. Research Triangle Park: 2008.

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