At Chemonics, we work hand-in-hand with governments and local partners to address some of the world’s most challenging health issues, with the understanding that complex health problems require integrated solutions. We apply expertise and lessons learned from our work across sectors — in education, environment, gender, democracy and governance, economic growth, and agriculture — to support local actors and holistically address intractable health problems. We push today’s human resources for health agenda by drawing on our expertise from working in more than 20 countries to improve performance and productivity of health workforces. Our global health supply chain programming delivers essential commodities to more than 60 countries around the world. And we deliver essential health care in complex operating environments. For example, we ensure that communities across northern Nigeria have access to quality HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services. With decades of experience operating in complex social and political environments, we know how to quickly mobilize resources, seamlessly adapt to change and strategically apply lessons learned across all our projects.
Messages for Life
The USAID Communications Support for Health project assists the government of Zambia in addressing health-related issues such as malaria, HIV/AIDS, maternal/child health, and family planning/reproductive health.
No Glove, No Love
Everybody has a right to safe sex. This video from the Zambian Ministry of Health and USAID provides guidance on how women can communicate with their partners to protect themselves and their futures.
Gender Mainstreaming and Integration
Experts discuss why gender mainstreaming is crucial in all stages of program planning and management.
The USAID-funded Communication Support for Health project partners with the government of Zambia to develop public awareness campaigns to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Tuberculosis: Know, Be Aware, Have No Fear
Tips for primary health-care providers on how to avoid contracting tuberculosis when working with patients.
Saving For Health
USAID’s Maximizing Agricultural Revenue and Key Enterprises in Targeted Sites worked with Nigerian NGOs to help more than 900 women increase their income and improve child nutrition.
Rwanda Family Health Project
The USAID-funded Rwanda Family Health Project worked with local partners to improve community-based family health services and deliver high quality care to the Rwandan people through institutional capacity building.
TB and HIV Co-management
In Ukraine, fighting HIV means fighting the threat of co-infection with tuberculosis. A USAID-funded program worked with health providers to improve detection and treatment of tuberculosis and enhance patient outcomes
Medical Workers Combatting TB
Learn how the USAID Strengthening Tuberculosis Control in Ukraine project addressed high rates of TB by developing a cascade training program to strengthen medical workers’ ability to treat and prevent the disease.
The Long Road to Maternal Health Access
The Tanzania Council for Social Development helped citizens advocate for a local maternity ward in Kibaigwa, Tanzania.
Scaling HIV and TB Prevention and Treatment in Nigeria
Supporting the implementation and scaling of HIV and TB prevention and treatment programs is key for improving the ability of Nigerian state and local health systems.
Strengthening Logistics Information and Management Systems in Chad
Improving management of critical medical commodities in Chad is essential to sustaining the country’s progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis.
Fostering Responsible Local Stewardship of Global Fund Grants
Supporting national committees that coordinate Global Fund grants reinforces local ownership and strengthens the effort to end the HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria epidemics.
Promoting Supply Chain Integration in Côte d’Ivoire
By integrating the health product supply chain, more patients in Côte d’Ivoire will benefit from critical health services.
Improving Health and Human Capital in Bangladesh
A sustainable, gender-sensitive, pro-poor social enterprise is helping Bangladesh get closer to achieving universal health coverage.
Empowering Health Leaders in West and Central Africa and Haiti
Through the USAID Global Health Supply Chain (GHSC) - Technical Assistance (TA) Francophone Task Order, health leaders are improving national supply chains and advancing global health security.
Cutting-edge Technologies in Global Health Supply Chains
To improve access to high-quality health products worldwide, the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management project employs cutting-edge technologies and industry best practices to make global health supply chains more efficient and reach more people.
Catalyzing Behavioral Change
High-impact communications campaigns transformed awareness and prevention of health challenges in Zambian communities.
Fighting Tuberculosis in Ukraine
In an effort to lower the extremely high rate of tuberculosis infection among its citizens, Ukraine is strengthening its health care system’s ability to detect, treat, and prevent the illness.
Delivering Family Health Services in Rwanda
Rwanda made great strides in improving its previously faltering health care system, but family health services still had a long way to go.
Delivering HIV/AIDS Treatment in Kenya
Strengthening pharmaceutical supply chains in Kenya made it possible to plan more effectively for the needs of HIV/AIDS patients and to treat a larger population.
Diagnosing and Treating Malaria in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Malaria is an entirely treatable disease, yet it continues to take a devastating toll on communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Strengthening Human Resources for Health Worldwide
In many low- and middle-income countries, health systems face shortages of qualified health workers, and decision-makers lack the data and tools needed to optimize existing resources.
3 Questions with Antonio Mussa: Cyclones, COVID-19, and Antimalarial Interventions
Devastating cyclones and global pandemics like COVID-19 can distract Mozambicans from addressing the pervasive problem of malaria, which is often seen as a part of daily life even though it is responsible for 29 percent of all deaths in the country. As COVID-19 spreads through Mozambique’s northern provinces, Antonio Mussa, chief of party of the Chemonics-led…
3 Questions with Victoria Cooper: Ebola, COVID-19, and Global Development
As chief of party for the USAID Digital Liberia and e-Government project, Vicki Cooper led efforts to strengthen Liberia’s health, education, and economic growth sectors through enhanced information, communication, and technology capabilities in the aftermath of the Ebola epidemic. 1. How can the global development community use lessons learned from the Ebola crisis in Liberia…
Tragic but Not Unique: Maternal Death in a Rural Clinic
This series of maternal health blogs calls for a paradigm shift in how maternity care is delivered to address persistent concerns about the poor quality of care women around the world experience during labor and delivery. At 1 a.m., Winnie, the midwife at a small health clinic in a rural town in Uganda, was startled…
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…
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…
News: Chemonics Announces New Executive Vice President Chris Scott
Chemonics International has named Chris Scott as its new executive vice president. Mr. Scott has more than 20 years of experience managing international development projects both worldwide and within Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East, including 10 years serving as a member of Chemonics’ executive management team. In his new role, Mr. Scott…
To Squash Superbugs, Look to Behavior Change
In Alexander Fleming’s 1945 Nobel Prize acceptance speech, in honor of his discovery of penicillin, he included a cautionary tale of a young man who was plagued by a sore throat and cough during a leisurely walk home after a long day’s work. The man in Fleming’s story passes a local pharmacy and purchases antibiotics.…
News: Chemonics Announces New Senior Vice President Julie Becker
Chemonics International has named Julie Becker as senior vice president of its Global Health Division. Ms. Becker brings 25 years of experience in the nonprofit and private sectors, with on-the-ground experience in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. Julie will lead the firm’s portfolio of health-focused projects in more than…
Communities Together —Accelerating Uptake of Promising New HIV/AIDS Medicines
This post originally appeared on Devex. While the global HIV/AIDS community has made great strides toward the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS’ 90-90-90 goals and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief’s epidemic control goals, there is still a long journey ahead to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Critical to the global…
What Do Women Want? Clean Toilets in Healthcare Facilities
White Ribbon Alliance launched the global What Women Want campaign in 2018. The alliance asked 1.2 million women and girls from 114 countries, “What is your one request for quality reproductive and maternal healthcare services?” Their answers surprised many. Second only to respectful and dignified care, women asked for improved access to water, sanitation, and…
Flying the Last Mile — Integrating Cargo Drones into Health Supply Chains
This post originally appeared on Devex. In remote regions of Malawi, terrain, infrastructure, and resource limitations delay — and can even prevent — lifesaving diagnoses and medicine deliveries to hospitals and health centers. Similar obstacles exist in countries across the developing world and the global health community is starting to turn to drones to speed…
Ready. Set. Prepared: How the One Health Approach Strengthens National Epidemic Response
A bus stops at the Namanga One Stop Border Post along the Kenya-Tanzania border when some of its passengers begin to fall ill. Amid recent reports of a disease outbreak in the nearby community, health workers are ready and dressed in personal protective equipment. They climb aboard to triage; one attempts to collect information from…
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…
How Can the Development Community Best Support PEPFAR’s Transition to Local Partnerships?
This post originally appeared on Devex. We have come a long way since the initiation of the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in 2003 when millions around the world had no or very limited access to live-saving antiretroviral drugs. A decade and a half later, we are close to having the HIV…
News: Chemonics Explores Practical Applications of Health Systems Thinking in Action
On September 19, Chemonics hosted Beyond Building Blocks, Part II: Health Systems Thinking in Action to explore how health systems thinking is applied in different programs and at different levels to foster a better understanding of the complex interconnectivity of health systems interventions. Held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., the event applied…
Joining Forces to Strengthen the Health and Social Services Systems
This post was adapted from one that originally appeared on the USAID HRH2030 program’s website. The numbers are staggering. One billion children under age 18 experience some form of physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse. With more than 2 billion children in the world, that means one child in every two is exposed to harmful situations…
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…
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…
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…
News: Chemonics at the 72nd World Health Assembly
Every year, the World Health Assembly — the decision-making body of the World Health Organization —convenes to explore the top issues on the global health agenda. During the 72nd Session of the World Health Assembly, Chemonics looks forward to joining international stakeholders for side events that elevate the visibility of these issues, from universal health…