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…

Breaking Through Barriers in Ghana to Reach the Last Mile

This post was originally published by the Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project, and is cross posted with permission.  When Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) was launched in 2012, it aimed to make high-quality, voluntary family planning (FP) services, information and supplies more available, acceptable and affordable for an additional 120 million women…

Defining and Advancing a Gender-Competent Family Planning Service Provider: Competency Framework and eLearning Course

Around the world, gender norms influence the ability of individuals, couples, and families to meet their desired family planning needs. Provider bias and power imbalances in client-provider and client-client interactions impact the quality and accessibility of family planning reproductive health service providers who have great potential to be change agents. As they overcome biases and…

Modernizing the Family Planning Supply Chain in Pakistan

Noor is a young woman studying to become a nurse in Lahore, Pakistan. She will get married in two months, but she still has a year and a half of school before graduating as a nurse and wants to wait until after that to have a family. Today, she is visiting a health facility to…

Nathalie Albrow

Nathalie Albrow brings 18 years of experience in global health, managing complex multi-year, cross-sectorial development programs across regions, from stand-alone bilateral projects to large-scale, centrally-funded awards through their life cycle. Her passions center on maternal and child health, nutrition, and behavior change. Ms. Albrow oversaw country programs on SPRING (Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in…

3 Takeaways from Testing the Gender Competency Framework in Ethiopia

This post was adapted from a post that originally appeared on the USAID HRH2030 program’s website. Gender sensitivity is often overlooked in the slew of daily health care inquiries directed to service providers. And yet, gender norms—how a society ascribes day-to-day roles, rights, and responsibilities to women and men—play a significant role in client-provider interactions. Reproductive…

Julie Becker

Julie Becker is currently the senior vice president of Chemonics’ Global Health Division where she leads the division’s strategy and growth and its work in health systems strengthening, HIV, malaria and private sector engagement, among other areas. Ms. Becker has more than 30 years of global health experience in the nonprofit and private sectors, and…

Development Works Here with Muhammad Tariq

We’d like you to meet Muhammad Tariq! Muhammad is a physician and supply chain expert. Currently serving as the country director for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project in Pakistan, he shares his development journey from medicine to integrated supply chain systems strengthening and what draws him…

Dr. Muhammad Tariq

Dr. Muhammad Tariq is a physician and supply chain expert with more than 30 years of management and technical experience in global health and health systems. He currently serves as the country director for the GHSC-PSM Pakistan program. Dr. Tariq has extensive experience in initiating and successfully executing programs at Family Health International (FHI), Population…

Stigmatized for 2,535 Days

Women menstruate an average of 2,535 days of their lives, according to Dr. Julitta Onabanjo of the United Nations Population Fund. That’s 2,535 days in which many women experience increased stigma, isolation, and hardship. There are many countries that are working to address this reality through the support of local partners and donors, but there…

Promoting Universal Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Chemonics programs support low-cost, high-impact interventions for clinical and community-based family planning and gender-based violence (GBV) prevention. Through grants to local organizations, Chemonics is working to improve SRH services in health facilities, youth centers, and one-stop clinics. Chemonics also provides technical assistance and support procurement for essential reproductive health commodities in more than 15 countries…