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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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    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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