Maternal health equity has emerged as a global priority. There are two ascendant movements seeking to address this: (1) A technocratic movement that focuses on clinical quality; (2) A justice-oriented movement that fights for respectful and compassionate care. What’s missing are locally-owned projects that weave technocratic and justice-oriented solutions together. Usha Lesizalo seeks to do just that: demonstrate how to embed quality and compassion into maternal and neonatal care through a portfolio of locally-owned projects.
GDI facilitated a dialogue among women’s rights advocates, maternal health experts, and donors that led to the launch of Usha Lesizalo.