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Contributor Doris Youngs

Doris Youngs has more than 20 years of experience managing field‐based implementation and global operations of USAID health programs, including seven years in the field supporting USAID‐funded multi‐country and bilateral programs. She served as the vice president for country programs for the Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project. As the chief of party, she led USAID’s Rwanda Family Health Project, four-year integrated family health project working across 20 out of 30 districts in Rwanda to deliver high-quality, comprehensive health services by strengthening the health care delivery system through targeted interventions at the central, district, and community level. Doris led the Family Health Project to execute 178 sub‐grants in only one month to keep the lights on at 163 health facilities. Before joining Chemonics, she served as director of field operations for the USAID‐funded Capacity Project, where she oversaw creation and rollout of global corporate policies, systems, and operational support for 17 field offices and 34 country programs, including developing procurement policies and procedures for all offices. Doris holds an M.P.H. from the American University of Beirut. She is fluent in Arabic.

by Doris Youngs

3 Questions with Doris Youngs on Health Care Delivery in Rwanda

While some health projects focus on one specific area, “family health” refers to a whole package of services (family planning and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, maternal, neonatal and child health, malaria prevention and treatment, nutrition, safe water and hygiene, and tuberculosis treatment). Why is it important to offer care in this integrated way? Siloes may make…