World Health Partners offers essential healthcare services in rural and underserved communities.
WHP delivers healthcare services by linking healthcare providers including community health workers, health educators, pharmacists, informal providers with specialists, trained physicians, midwives, nurses, and laboratories. These networks focus on offering high-quality, timely, affordable care for infants, children, and women as well as families.
Infectious Disease Care
WHP is focused on supporting local health systems and healthcare providers to diagnosis, treat, and cure people with infectious diseases.
Globally, nine million people contract tuberculosis every year. Twenty-five percent of those new TB cases are in India. In Bihar, India, the WHP team is particularly focused on supporting government-led programs to respond to the tuberculosis epidemic. WHP with private providers to diagnosis and record new cases of TB; connect patients with free, government-sponsored treatment; and provide follow-up care to prevent new infections.
In addition to its TB-focus, WHP also works to ensure appropriate diagnosis and treatment of other infectious diseases such as visceral leishmaniasis, which can be deadly if untreated.
Learn more on WHP’s work to stop infectious diseases.
In the countries where WHP works, infants and young children often die before their fifth birthday from illnesses that are highly treatable such as diarrhea and pneumonia. The WHP team works with local healthcare providers and mothers how to identify warning signs in children and connect them with systems for seeking fast care. Through its healthcare networks and providers, WHP offers essential healthcare for young children and referrals to city-based doctors or specialists when needed.
Read more on WHP’s work pediatric care.
Maternal Health Care
In India, an estimated 130 women die every day from pregnancy-related causes. In Kenya, a country with a smaller population, fewer women die but their risk of death from maternal health causes is nearly three times that of Indian women.
WHP works in India and in Kenya to offer women appropriate prenatal care, important pregnancy information and to help them make a birth plan, identify warning signs during pregnancy, have a safe delivery, and receive post-natal care.
Read more on WHP’s work on maternal healthcare.
Women's Health Care
The WHP’s work with women—as entrepreneurs, healthcare providers, and patients—is driven by a commitment to help women make the best choices for themselves and their families. Through its networks and clinics, WHP offers women essential, reproductive health information and services including family planning services and gynecological services.
Read more about WHP’s women’s health care.