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GPA Partners with the World Affairs Council to Judge Viable Solutions to Global Issues

Gpa will be a judge at the World Affairs Council's IDEA WORKSHOP at the Hult Net Impact Conference for Impactful Careers. Participants organized into teams will be tasked with developing a solution and viable business model to a current global issue. Want to explore creating an impactful career? Join GPA and 30+ social ventures and start ups at this event on April 18, 2015 in San Francisco.

Community Health Workers are Providing Cost-Effective Strategies that Improve Maternal and Child Hea

Findings from the IDEAS Project of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, show strong evidence that strategies using community health workers and traditional birth attendants (TBAs) to provide care are cost-effective in improving maternal and newborn health in low-resource settings. GPA firmly believes in the empowerment and training of community health workers as a critical step to improving maternal and child health in poor areas. That’s why we are happy to announce we just renewed a grant to the Guatemala-based organization APROSADSE to establish and train committees of community health workers and TBAs in an additional 20 rural,

The Community Health Assistant, a Critical Link in the Continuum of Care

High in the mountainous region of Simojovel, in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico, known for its amber mining under rough conditions, life can seem isolated from the more bustling city of San Cristóbal de las Casas, nearly four hours away by car, when it’s not raining. This is where 21-year-old Lesvia, who works as the community health assistant, grew up, in the small village of Chapayal, with a population of 443 people, all of whom speak the Maya language Tzeltal as their first and often only language. In this village, with an average educational level of 3.48 years, Lesvia was one of the lucky ones, completing high school, making her one of the few bilingual speakers of Tzeltal and Spa

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