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

Equitable access to high-quality health services helps people lead longer and more productive lives and build stronger and more financially secure families, communities, and countries. Chemonics helps local populations improve access to essential health services, especially for women, children, and the most vulnerable. We help local actors in a given health system — national and local governments, civil society, private industry, and communities — adapt proven methodologies and best practices from different sectors of development. Such efforts continuously and sustainably improve governance, financing, supply of health commodities, information, human resources, and service delivery.

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    W. Shaun O'NeilA pharmaceutical management expert, Mr. O’Neil has more than 18 years of experience implementing donor‐funded field programs to strengthen national and local family planning and reproductive health commodity supply chains in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Nepal, The Gambia, Afghanistan, and the Philippines. As chief of party of the $34 million USAID/Philippines Private Sector Mobilization for Health – Phase 2 (PRISM2) project, he worked with midwives to link family planning and reproductive health commodity supply chains with 600 non‐traditional outlets and product depots in rural areas. He has expertise in enhancing private sector engagement, identifying traditional and non‐traditional outlets, and developing social marketing and behavior change communication campaigns to increase commodity availability in low‐resource settings. While serving as deputy director for the USAID/Afghanistan Communication for Behavior Change: Expanding Access to Private Sector Health Products and Services (COMPRI‐A) project, he helped the first Afghani pharmaceutical company become ISO 9001‐certified; it still supplies patients with medication. Mr. O’Neil is a native English speaker, proficient Russian, and holds an M.P.A. in management from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Read more

    Robert Brookes Director, Health Practice Robert Brookes, the current managing director of Chemonics’ health practice, is a public health and project management specialist with 10 years of experience. Mr. Brookes leads efforts to improve corporate relationships with health organizations and experts, strengthen the internal capability in health programming, and contribute to the global health agenda.. Prior to joining Chemonics, Mr. Brookes conducted research on vaccines for cancer and bacterial infections. He also served as a U.S. Crisis Corps Volunteer in El Salvador, working with Project Concern International as a project supervisor within their earthquake response program, and as a U.S Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay, working primarily with teachers in rural settings to integrate health education into schools’ curricula. Mr. Brookes has a MPH and MBA from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor’s Degree in biology from the University of Mary Washington. Read more

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