To ensure positive health outcomes for vulnerable women, adolescents and children.
To achieve universal access to sustainable, innovative and high-impact culturally sensitive and gender responsive RMNCAH services and programs for the most vulnerable women, children and adolescents.
Our values unite us in fulfilling our mission and we constantly hold ourselves accountable to live up to these.
Integrity: We cultivate and nurture trust and respect in ourselves, and aspire to earn the trust of others by upholding the highest ethical standards.
Innovation: We offer new ideas in developing solutions to address health problems and barriers.
Efficiency: We take pride in judiciously managing the resources entrusted to us to maximize our health impact.
Empowerment: We lead with our communities and support them in finding local solutions for their health challenges.
Equity: We work to provide the most vulnerable with opportunities to lead healthy, productive lives.
Excellence: We challenge ourselves to achieve exceptional quality in our contribution to positive health impact for the people we serve.
Partnership: We believe that by working together with others we have a much greater impact.
We are a premier indigenous African non-profit development organization founded in 2019 to tackle the root causes of intergenerational maternal, child and adolescent poverty and ill-health among vulnerable populations. We will accomplish this together with partners and governments by:
1. Implementing RMNCAH programs
Designing and implementing programs that increase access to quality, gender-responsive, preventive, promotive, curative, and restorative RMNCAH services
2. Providing technical assistance
Providing technical assistance to strengthen leadership, management and governance capacities of governments and civil society actors to deliver integrated and gender responsive RMNCAH programs and services
3. Influencing policy
Influencing policies and supporting the creation of enabling environments, by leveraging off existing health systems and infrastructure leading to sustainable RMNCAH improvements
4. Conducting implementation research
Designing and conducting implementation research that will translate into policy and practice in the delivery of integrated gender responsive RMNCAH programs and services.
Governance & Management Structure
RGF is governed by an Advisory Board, with a Management Team led by the CEO who reports to the Advisory Board. The Advisory Board has the following committees that help guide the organization and ensure efficiency as well as transparency.
- Governance Committee
- Finance, Audit and Risk Committee
- Funding and Sustainability Committee
- Programs committee
SDGs Which RGF Supports
We contribute to the achievement of the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Gaps & Issues We Address
Traditional programs have focused on vertical reproductive, maternal, child or adolescent health interventions. There has rarely been a holistic approach to the younger age cohorts, meaning that there has been insufficient focus on supporting children and adolescents across their life journey, thereby leading to silos in programming and an inability to prevent the intergenerational cycle of poverty, ill-health and malnutrition.
Many women and their babies are dying from preventable complications before, during and after childbirth due to inadequate access to and underutilization of services. RGF works to prevent maternal and newborn deaths by increasing the number of women and babies who have access to high-quality and respectful maternal and newborn care through service expansion, health systems strengthening and building capacity of health workers and health managers.
Early Childhood Development
The first 1,000 days of life lay down the architecture of the brain and present a critical window to lay down the foundations for children and adolescents later in life. The right nutrition and care during the 1000-day window influences not only whether the child will survive, but also his or her ability to grow, learn and rise out of poverty. RGF innovatively supports integration of high quality early childhood development services into health systems guided by the Nurturing Care Framework.
Adolescents and young people between 10 to 24 years constitute 25% of the world’s population; 86% live in low- and middle-income countries. For adolescent girls, delayed pregnancy and attaining a higher level of education increases their chances of reaching their full potential. RGF invests in evidence-based adolescent and youth-led health and education programs aimed at transforming the lives of young people.