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

Healthy populations who have access to high-quality health services lead longer and more productive lives, resulting in stronger and more financially secure families, communities, and countries. To maximize its health impact, Chemonics takes an integrated, multi-sectoral approach to strengthening health systems. We work with national and local governments, local NGOs, and the private sector. With the ultimate goal of making sustainable improvements to the health sector, we focus on building in-country leadership capacity, strengthening organizations, and promoting policies and innovative financing solutions that enable the health sector to meet the needs of its clients. 

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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

    Catherine MaldonadoCatherine Maldonado is a public health nutrition specialist with more than ten years of experience working in project design, management, and monitoring and evaluation in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Middle East. In Nigeria, Mrs. Maldonado designed, managed, and evaluated an integrated livelihood and nutrition activity targeting women from food insecure households and oversaw a support activity that built the capacity of orphan and vulnerable children (OVC) caregivers to improve nutrition of their households with fortified food supplements. She also has experience designing and managing M&E tools for health and agriculture projects in Nepal, Nigeria, and the West Bank. She holds an M.Sc. in international public health nutrition from the University of Westminster and a B.A. in political science from Loyola College in Maryland. Read more


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