TIP improves health outcomes by partnering with Rwandan communities to build clinical care capacity, use data to provide quality care, & address barriers to sustainability from both the perspective of individual care recipients & health delivery systems.
The Ihangane Project believes that sustainable improvements in health occur through home-grown solutions that are initiated by an invested community, supported through empowerment models of integrated program development, & maintained over time through quality improvement activities & targeted projects that address socioeconomic challenges to long term success of the intervention. In this particular program, TIP works with a variety of Rwandan stakeholders to leverage existing resources that address malnutrition & minimize the risk of HIV transmission through breastfeeding.
Our idea is to develop a fortified sosoma production business that is run by community nutrition workers in rural Rwanda. This will provide income-generation for the volunteer community nutrition workers, as well as provide low cost and nutritious porridge to infants at highest risk of malnutrition.