Joining the Global Effort to Prevent, Detect, and Treat Malaria

  Over the last 20 years, global efforts have dramatically reduced the malaria burden thanks to innovative partnerships and sustained funding to scale-up effective interventions and use better data for decision-making. More countries are closer than ever to elimination. But there is still work to be done, especially as new public health threats such as…

Recommendations for a Diverse, Sustained Health Workforce

There are simply not enough health workers to meet the basic health needs of all people worldwide. This prevents development practitioners from contributing to higher-performing health systems, as we struggle to make the most with the health professionals we have available, who are often concentrated in urban areas, working in professional silos, and failing to…

Development Works Here with Grace Namaganda

We’d like you to meet Grace Namaganda! Grace is a human resources for health and management specialist. Grace is the country director of the USAID Human Resources for Health in 2030 (HRH2030) program in Malawi. She shares her 15 years of experience working in the public health sector and explains how she has worked with…

News: HRH2030’s Colombia Activity Wins USAID CLA Case Competition

This post was adapted from a story that originally appeared on the USAID HRH2030 program’s website. Effective partnerships allow stakeholders to apply lessons learned and adapt methodologies to meet the needs of beneficiaries. In Colombia, the Human Resources for Health in 2030 Program (HRH2030) is partnering with local organizations to learn from the country’s social…

Women’s Groups Leading the Way Towards Self-Reliance in Mali

On a recent visit to a rural village in Dioila district, part of the Koulikoro region in Mali, I met with the local women’s group to discuss how to promote family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) and how to increase access to these services in their community. There, surrounded by more than 100 volunteers who…

Critical Role of Female Community Health Workers Warrants Recognition

When the government of Bangladesh, a country with high rates of maternal mortality, invested in midwifery training programs in 2015, many of the newly minted midwives from the first cohort headed to Cox’s Bazar to provide services to thousands of Rohingya refugees fleeing deadly violence in Myanmar. Though female community health workers (FCHWs) operate in…

Enhanced Supervision Approaches: Phase 1 Landscape Analysis Findings Report

Structured by a conceptual framework and taxonomy to classify the inputs, processes, and results for 45 documented supervision approaches, HRH2030 elaborated findings from the analysis, as well as two case studies of most promising approaches. This work is presented as both a summary report and as a taxonomy of approaches for use and reference by health sector…

News: Committing to Integrating WASH in Healthcare Facilities

Access to adequate water, sanitation, and hygiene is a basic human right and is critical in healthcare facilities (HCFs). The absence of basic water and sanitation services in HCFs compromises healthcare workers’ ability to provide effective healthcare, as it puts both them and patients at a greater risk of infection and illness. However, one in…

Collaboration for Disability-Inclusive Health Care: Now’s Our Moment

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 15 to 20 percent of people globally have a disability and 80 percent of them live in a developing country. This means that more than 900 million people with disabilities live in a low- or middle-income setting. These individuals face a variety of barriers, including restrictive and stigmatizing…

News: Partnerships and Innovation – Chemonics at #GHPC19

Every year, CORE Group’s Global Health Practitioner Conference (GHPC) convenes global community health professionals to share knowledge, evidence, and best practices. Chemonics is proud to sponsor CORE Group’s flagship annual conference, taking place in Bethesda, Maryland from May 6 to 9. The 2019 GHPC theme is partnerships and innovations for community health. More than 300…

A Voice for Midwives is a Voice for Progress

Several years ago, a colleague was telling me about his efforts to introduce a new family planning method in one of the countries he worked in. “The women just weren’t interested in this method,” he said, frustrated. Initially, he and his team of experts couldn’t figure out why. They’d done a lot of legwork to…

Can We Actually Think and Work Politically?

Development is not working — at least not at the scale or pace needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. This is the central, fact-based premise behind calls and movements to do development differently from host-country recipients of aid, international organizations, donors, and implementing partners. Such calls emphasize adaptive, locally-owned, problem-solving approaches to tackle chronic development challenges.…