This DFID-funded programme at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine worked with over 20 local health care workers in three districts in Ghana to find ways to deal with the problems women have in getting good health care for young children.
Pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in southeastern Ghana are protecting themselves and their newborns against malaria, thanks to a pilot project funded by DFID which relies on the skills and influencing power of local midwives.
Businesses in tiny villages throughout Kenya and Tanzania may soon be able to settle their bills by text message through a Vodafone project backed with almost £1m from DFID''s Financial Deepening Challenge Fund (FDCF).
A joint initiative between a multinational, a farmer co-operative and an international charity supported by DFID has brought fresh water to tens of thousands of cocoa-farmers and their families in rural Ghana over the last couple of years.
A table-top game and interactive computer model are helping farmers and water planners to share and manage scarce water supplies in the Usangu wetland of Tanzania, in an innovative project co-funded by DFID.