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Healthy populations with 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 our health impact, Chemonics takes an integrated, multi-sectoral approach to strengthening health systems by working 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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    Doris YoungsDoris Youngs is a public health specialist with more than twenty years of senior technical and management experience in the field and at headquarters. She has served in multiple senior leadership positions on both global and bilateral projects. She has experience in project operations for complex USAID global and country projects including familiarity with USAID policies, regulations and reporting requirements. Doris led the development and implementation of global corporate policies, systems, and operational support to IntraHealth's 17 field offices and 34 country programs. She served as the deputy chief of USAID's Health, Population and Nutrition Office in Amman, Jordan and engaged in policy dialogue, design, and monitoring and evaluation for a number of national health programs. She holds an M.P.H. from the American University of Beirut. Read more

    Steve Hawkins​Steve Hawkins is a highly skilled program manager and supply chain expert with over 30 years of project management, oversight, and technical design experience, 20 of which has been overseeing or working on large, complex, multi-country USAID health projects. Mr. Hawkins is currently serving as the chief of party on the Kenya Pharma project, which established and currently operates a sustainable, ISO-9001 certified pharmaceutical supply chain management system that improves forecasting and planning commodity procurement needs, reduces costs, increases local resources for quality assurance, and ensures that supplies reach remote areas. Originally trained as a transportation engineer, rigorous academic training has provided Mr. Hawkins with powerful quantitative problem-solving tools while broad health program management experience has provided a systems-level appreciation for the role of the supply chain. Mr. Hawkins’ management skills were recognized within USAID in 2000 when selected as a “Project Management Exemplar” for both the design and delivery of the Global Health Bureau’s course on project management. He is widely recognized within USAID for clear and articulate presentations of complex issues such as USAID’s budget process and contractor cost structures, and was consulted within USAID on implementation of programs involving ADS 312 Restricted Commodity Procurement and Commodity Eligibility. Mr. Hawkins was the design- and management-team leader or co-leader on two of the largest central supply chain support mechanisms put in place by the Agency – FPLM/DELIVER and SCMS. He received his MEAd in Business Management from The George Washington University, and a BSCE from the University of Miami. Read more

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Check out a Devex interview with Doris Youngs, the chief of party of the Rwanda Family Health Project.  Ms. Youngs discusses ways that the country's health sector has improved. 

 

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