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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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    Robert Brookes Director, Health Practice Robert Brookes, the current managing director of Chemonics’ health practice, is a public health and project management specialist with 10 years of experience. Mr. Brookes leads efforts to improve corporate relationships with health organizations and experts, strengthen the internal capability in health programming, and contribute to the global health agenda.. Prior to joining Chemonics, Mr. Brookes conducted research on vaccines for cancer and bacterial infections. He also served as a U.S. Crisis Corps Volunteer in El Salvador, working with Project Concern International as a project supervisor within their earthquake response program, and as a U.S Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay, working primarily with teachers in rural settings to integrate health education into schools’ curricula. Mr. Brookes has a MPH and MBA from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor’s Degree in biology from the University of Mary Washington. Read more

    Bruno Benavides Dr. Bruno Benavides has more than 30 years of experience in public health and health systems strengthening. Mr. Benavides is currently the deputy director for the Human Resources for Health Project (HRH2030). Prior to joining Chemonics, he worked as a senior technical advisor and led performance support for various health initiatives based in Bangladesh and Peru. Mr. Benavides previously served as the director of health services and programs in the Peru Ministry of Health, and also as principal investigator at the Nutrition Research Institute in Peru. Mr. Benavides has a B.S. in human medicine, a M.D. from San Marcos National University in Peru, with a specialization in integrated health care and health services management from San Marcos National University in Peru, and a Diploma in health system management from the University of London. Read more


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