Pushing Boundaries in Market System Development

As USAID’s flagship private sector health project, Frontier Health Markets (FHM) Engage envisions a world in which engaged market actors and consumers drive the private and public sectors to deliver equitable, quality care within responsive, resilient ecosystems. In practice, this vision for a healthy market is a government-stewarded health market that optimizes the public and…

Three Successful Approaches for Reducing the Malaria Burden in Mozambique

Globally, only a small handful of countries are responsible for 95 percent of all malaria cases and deaths. In 2019, five countries made up more than half of the 229 million global case burden, while six countries accounted for 51 percent of the 409,000 malaria deaths. That same year, Mozambique was on both lists and accounted for…

News: Chemonics Selected by USAID to Strengthen Health Systems in Senegal

Chemonics is pleased to announce the award and launch of the USAID-funded Central-Level Health Systems Strengthening project in Senegal. The project will support Senegal’s Ministry of Health and Social Action to make meaningful, sustainable improvements to the country’s health system. The five-year, $19.9 million project will enable national-level stakeholders to participate in improving accountability and…

Development Works Here with Dr. Mulamuli Mpofu

We’d like you to meet Dr. Mulamuli Mpofu! Dr. Mpofu is a senior director of Global Health Programs with a special focus on malaria. Dr. Mpofu shares how he got involved with global health as a career, his view on how malaria can be eliminated globally, and the steps we can take to build stronger…

3 Questions with Bruno Bouchet on Health Systems Strengthening

1. What draws you to work in global health? After completing medical school in France, I spent 16 months as a clinician at a hospital in French Guyana, where I took care of patients with tropical diseases (such as malaria, amebiasis, and tuberculosis) and I decided to specialize in tropical medicine in Antwerp, Belgium. Afterwards,…

Part 2: How Can We Optimize the Health Workforce During COVID-19 and Beyond?

In this two-part series, we call for country leaders to consider whether they are optimizing their health workforce and offer some resources and tools to help ensure uninterrupted care and continued provision of high-quality health services. In Part 1, we provided three recommendations to support health workers in the short term. We now consider sustainable…

Part 1: How Can We Optimize the Health Workforce During COVID-19 and Beyond?

Before COVID-19, health workers were already in short supply in many countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) identified 57 countries that have critical health workforce shortages, and it estimates a global health worker shortage of 18 million by 2030, primarily in low- and middle-income countries. Since the pandemic began, health workers have often been pulled…

Deogratius Kimera

Deogratius (Deo) Kimera has more than 20 years of international experience in health systems strengthening, including 14 years serving as a chief of party or country director for centrally awarded, multilateral USAID health supply chain projects in Botswana, Tanzania, and Ghana. Mr. Kimera has worked in health supply chain management in Uganda and played a…

News: Chemonics and Howard University Launch Pharmacy Practice Fellowship

Chemonics International, one of the world’s largest international development companies, and Howard University, a leading institution for educating professionals in health, science, engineering, and more, are proud to announce the launch of the joint Pharmacy Practice Fellowship. The fellowship, which will commence in July 2021, complements Chemonics’ and Howard’s ongoing collaboration with the College of…

Wayne Lifshitz

Wayne Lifshitz is an entrepreneurial senior leader, systems-thinker, business strategist, and strategic connector with more than 20 years of cross-cutting experience in Big 5 consulting, start-up, nonprofit, federal, and social enterprise sectors. He is currently a Senior Director in Asia for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) Project and acted…