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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 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 holds an M.P.A. in management from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Read more

    Rachel HampshireRachel Hampshire is an international health and nutrition professional with over twelve years of experience. Ms. Hampshire has developed technical approaches for proposals and ongoing programs addressing themes such as nutrition, water and sanitation, community health, and maternal and child health. She has experience working with USAID, UNDP, CDC, and a number of private sector donors. During the five years she spent in Burkina Faso with Helen Keller International and Axios, she implemented nutrition, education, orphan support and HIV projects. Past work has also included laboratory strengthening in Nigeria and contributing to the Five Year Evaluation of the Global Fund. Ms. Hampshire is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) from Niger, and has an MPH from University of Texas Health Science Center. Her bachelor’s degree is in English literature with a minor in French from the University of Texas at Austin. Read more

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