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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. 

At this year’s American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, which runs November 15-19 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Chemonics will showcase select integrated approaches and share project accomplishments. Visit our poster session on Chemonics’ innovative HIV/AIDS work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 2:30 – 4 p.m. on Monday, November 17, and check out our panel with APHA governing councilor Oscar Cordon 4:30 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18. We’ll also be at Booth 821 throughout the week, so make sure to stop by and learn more about the work we do around the world! 

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    Andrea PolingAndrea Poling is a public health and project management specialist with six years experience implementing USAID-funded health projects around the world. She recently returned to Chemonics’ home office from the $57 million Bangladesh Smiling Sun Franchise Program (SSFP) where she served first as the health operations management specialist before stepping into the chief of party role. As chief of party, Ms. Poling was responsible for implementing a health services social franchise that has expanded access and availability of quality child, maternal, and family planning health services. Working through a network of 27 NGOs with 327 static clinics, over 8,000 satellite spots and a vast network of community health workers, over the life of the 5-year project, SSFP performed 99,512 deliveries with a skilled birth attendant, held 5.9 million ANC visits, immunized 40 million children, and provided 199.6 million service contacts – of these 27.78 percent were to the poor. Prior to her work on SSFP, Ms. Poling supported a TB project in the Philippines, an HIV/AIDS prevention project in Vietnam. She holds a B.A. in French and international development and an M.P.A. focused in health services management from the Ohio State University. Read more

    Ruth NjorogeRuth Njoroge is a public health and commodity management expert with 23 years of experience leading technical activities for complex health programs. Ms. Njoroge brings specific expertise in commodity quality and procurement, strategic planning, results-focused M&E, and stakeholder collaboration. She is currently the director of technical coordination for a pharmaceutical supply chain program in Kenya. Prior to joining Chemonics, Ms. Njoroge served as a sustainability advisor with Catholic Relief Services, and held several technical and management positions with Mission for Essential Drugs & Supplies (MEDS) based in Nairobi. She holds an M.B.A. in strategic management and a B.Sc. in international business administration, both from the United States International University in Nairobi. Read more


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