Too many people across the world, especially women and girls, go without access to adequate health services.
For the last ten years, Redstone has served clients as they plan, fundraise for, and launch high-impact initiatives that advocate for and deliver high-quality healthcare. Today, we are supporting the Ouagadougou Partnership as several Francophone West African countries improve reproductive health services and access. The Partnership’s nine member countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo) have already beaten one ambitious target – to increase the use of modern contraception methods by 1 million in 2015 – and have now set a target for another increase of 2.2 million women by 2020. If successful, the Partnership could significantly improve the lives of millions of women and continue a dramatic turnaround in a region that in 2011 had some of the world’s highest birthrates.
In addition to working with largescale institutional partnerships, we have also supported the service delivery providers caring for people every day. The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) launched a global effort to strengthen its performance culture, focusing its country-based member associations on quality and cost effectiveness. Redstone supported their work over several engagements. Of the course of a couple of years, IPPF increased both the volume and cost effectiveness of its services, and strengthened its relationships with donors and its member associations in the process.
Our latest work is an outgrowth of projects that began in the last decade, when we helped develop a strategy to close a nearly $600 million funding gap for health services in Sub-Saharan Africa. Today, we remain committed to taking on projects that can lead to healthy lives around the world.