MCC Health Care Projects Around the World

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    Women in Indonesia learn how to properly measure a baby's size as part of the Community-Based Health and Nutrition to Reduce Stunting Project, one component of MCC’s $600 million compact with Indonesia. The MCC-funded project is designed to improve nutrition by empowering communities through knowledge and local capacity building.

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    MCC’s Kalahi-CIDSS Project in the Philippines aims to improve lives in rural areas through small-scale, community-driven development projects, targeting communities where poverty exceeds the national average. Health clinics—like this one in the province of Leyte in the Eastern Visayas region—are just one way communities are choosing to invest their project grants.

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    A nurse assists a patient and her newborn baby at Bitale Health Center in Bitale village, Kigoma Region, in Western Tanzania. The mother gave birth safely at night at the health center with the assistance of solar lighting installed by MCC.

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    The population of Lesotho suffers from poor maternal health, high rates of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and other diseases—all of which harm the country’s productivity and economy. Under its $358 million MCC compact, Lesotho sought to strengthen its health care infrastructure and human resources by funding construction of the Botsabelo Health Complex, which includes the Lesotho Blood Transfusion Services Center, and the National Reference Laboratory, student dormitories, and staff housing.

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    One project of MCC’s $269 million Mongolia Compact addressed the high and growing incidence of non-communicable diseases and injuries such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, and traffic-accident injuries by increasing the national and local response to these diseases and the availability of health services.

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    This community health clinic in Samaria, Lesotho, is one of 138 health centers rehabilitated or newly built under MCC’s $358 million Lesotho Compact. Forty percent of the Lesotho Compact included a health sector project focused on rehabilitating health centers across the country, all of which play a pivotal role in providing primary health care to local communities.

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    Workers installed drainage equipment in Nampula as part of MCC’s Mozambique Compact. Improper drainage can lead to marshy soil, stagnant water and the spread of water-borne diseases like diarrhea and cholera.

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    MCC’s Indonesia Threshold Program was designed to help build a sustainable childhood immunization system by measuring vaccination coverage and ensuring the availability of quality vaccine supplies.

A healthy population is critical for achieving sustained economic growth.

MCC works with its partner countries to mitigate the identified causes of poor health as a constraint to economic growth by educating communities on improved health, safety, and nutrition practices, addressing environmental factors like air pollution and proper drainage, rehabilitating or building infrastructure, increasing access to clean water and sanitation, and building resilient institutions with the capacity to detect threats to health and treat their populations effectively.