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…

Dr. Baz Semo

Dr. Baz Semo is a medical doctor and public health specialist with 30 years of experience in infectious diseases and health systems strengthening. She serves as the managing director of global health programs at Chemonics. Prior to Chemonics, Baz worked for ministries of health in several African countries, U.S. academic institutions, U.S. nonprofits, and the…

Jackie Sallet

Jackie Sallet has more than 25 years of combined professional experience in global and domestic public health in a variety of areas including HIV/STI and TB, donor coordination, health systems, and program management and oversight. Ms. Sallet holds a Master of Science degree in Infectious Disease from the University of London, and a Bachelor of…

Scaling HIV and TB Prevention and Treatment in Nigeria

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, with approximately 40 percent of the population under the age of 15. Nigeria also has one of the largest HIV/AIDS burdens in the world, ranking 14th amongst the highest TB burden countries. Through USAID’s Nigeria Strategic HIV/AIDS and TB Response Program (SHARP), Chemonics is leading Nigeria SHARP…

Fostering Responsible Local Stewardship of Global Fund Grants

The Global Fund invested nearly $4 billion annually to accelerate the eradication of the HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria epidemics. To foster local ownership and participatory decision-making, the Global Fund looked to country-level, multi-stakeholder partnerships called country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs). These partnerships worked with organizations receiving Global Fund grants to develop programs, submit funding requests, and…

Mariam Reda

​​Dr. Mariam Reda is a former Director in Chemonics’ Global Health Division.

Michelle Gardner

Currently a managing director with the Supply Chain Management Division, Michelle Gardner is a public health professional with 25 years of experience in technical assistance, business development, leadership, and management. She has a background developing and overseeing programming in reproductive health, maternal and child health, malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS, focusing on public and private sector…

Fighting Tuberculosis in Ukraine

The World Health Organization (WHO) listed Ukraine as one of the highest priority countries for tuberculosis (TB) control in Europe. To counter TB infection in Ukraine, the USAID Strengthening TB Control in Ukraine (STbCU) project partnered with the Ukrainian government and nongovernmental organizations to improve how health care providers detect, treat, and prevent TB. The…