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Integrated and multi-sectoral approaches that address the most critical health challenges

At Chemonics, development is more than a passion or calling. It’s a profession. So our global network of health specialists pursue a higher standard every day. We push our Peruvian health worker training program to go beyond today’s targets, creating systems that will produce qualified, motivated health workers long after our project ends. We reimagine TB care in Ukraine, so people living with both HIV and TB can receive integrated care in a single setting, rather than traveling to separate hospitals. We embrace project management as a discipline, not an afterthought. And we deliver results. Because 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.


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We work across the building blocks of a health system, as well as key areas in public health, such as maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, malaria, and tuberculosis. We offer a range of services, from building the capability of local actors to design, lead, and manage essential health services to equipping communities with the knowledge and skills to effect positive change in local health systems and their own health outcomes. These efforts help countries attain robust, sustainable delivery of high-quality services in the sectors listed below.

HIV and AIDS. Chemonics provides services along the continuum of care from prevention to treatment, leveraging its diverse skills and wide-ranging experience to achieve the vision of an AIDS-free generation. We work with health providers, the health system, and community groups to better reach marginalized populations. These efforts prevent HIV transmission and increase the number of people who know their HIV status and seek treatment. Key to achieving these outcomes is improving the systems that ensure HIV prevention and treatment, including health provider preparation and support; health systems improvements, including supply chain functionality; and supportive policies.

Health systems strengthening. Chemonics uses a combination of strategies to strengthen health systems. We help countries develop the accessible, available, acceptable, and high-quality health workforce needed to improve health outcomes. We strengthen finance and logistics systems to increase access and engage in policy work to improve the quality of care. We also develop management information systems, apply franchising models, and build public-private partnerships. Together, these approaches help local health systems improve their planning, monitoring, and decision-making.

Maternal and child health, reproductive health, and family planning. Chemonics partners with governments, NGOs, and the private sector to increase access to high-quality services and commodities for maternal and child health, reproductive health, and family planning.

Malaria, tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases. Chemonics uses community-driven approaches to empower local stakeholders in the fight against infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis and malaria, which place a heavy burden on developing countries.

Integrating health across sectors of development. We recognize the impact that social and economic determinants have on health. We use expertise developed from decades of experience in other sectors of development, such as democracy and governance, economic growth, education, and environment to design, support, and inform approaches to address the world’s most pressing health concerns.

Supply chain solutions. Recognizing the critical role that access to medicines, health products, and other essential commodities plays in ending extreme poverty, our multi-sector supply chain solutions work optimizes supply chain performance in low- and middle-income countries. Our dynamic portfolio of long-term projects adapts private sector practices to build resilient supply chains that have world-class efficiency, ease of use, and last-mile reach.


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    Doris YoungsDoris 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. As the chief of party, she led USAID’s $57.3 million 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. Ms. Youngs led the Family Health Project to execute 178 sub‐grants in only one month to keep the lights on at 163 health facilities. She oversaw the administration of more than 300 grants with a life-of-project value of more than $20 million. Before joining Chemonics, Ms. Youngs 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. She holds an M.P.H. from the American University of Beirut. She is fluent in Arabic. Read more

    Mary Lyn Field-NguerAn HIV/AIDS expert with more than 35 years of experience supporting international and domestic health programs, including clinical service delivery, prevention and treatment, and health commodity supply chain management. Ms. Field-Nguer brings more than 20 years of experience managing multi-country HIV/AIDS programs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, with extensive experience collaborating with USAID, the United Nations, WHO, Global Fund, Clinton Health Access Initiative, UNICEF, PEPFAR, Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation, government ministries of health, universities, and the private sector on HIV/AIDS activities. Accomplished project director, trainer, communicator, author, and knowledge manager She has recruited, formed, and supervised teams of more than 55 staff and consultants at headquarters and in 15 country offices for HIV/AIDS programs funded by USAID, CDC, and other donors. Native English, proficient French; M.S.N., family nurse practitioner; B.S., nursing. Read more


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