Trauma-Informed Approaches to Development Checklist

Global mental health experts recognize that traumatic stress can dramatically affect progress toward the same outcomes Chemonics projects work toward each day, including educational achievement, economic productivity, social cohesion, positive communal relations, and overall health and wellbeing. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated many of these sources of trauma, whether it be armed conflict, natural…

Emergency Supply Chain Preparedness in the Context of COVID-19

This presentation walks through the framework of emergency supply chain (ESC) preparedness and response, as well as best practices and the Emergency Supply Chain Playbook. The major areas of emergency supply chain preparedness and response include people and processes, commodity planning, logistics and transport, and transition and other special considerations. These areas are outlined and…

Activity Booklet: COVID-19 Messages for Kids

Chemonics is working tirelessly alongside our partners around the world to face the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. From overcoming global supply chain disruptions to increasing access to remote learning, our global network of approximately 5,000 specialists is driven by an unwavering resolve to work better, inspired by a conviction that tomorrow’s world must…

COVID-19 Preparedness Annex and Project Planning Guide

This toolkit document describes how Chemonics will deliver on its development goals during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Methods for accomplishing this include: following guidance from local government or ministry, prioritizing information sharing and staff care, project office remote work considerations, and considerations for continued project programming. This is complemented by COVID-19 disease information and COVID-19 prevention.

Reducing Obstetric Fistula in Rwanda

Obstetric fistula is a childbearing injury that occurs when a perforation develops between the bladder or the rectum and the vagina. The USAID Rwanda Family Health Project (RFHP), in conjunction with the Ministry of Health of Rwanda, formulated an approach to promote early care-seeking behavior for women who have fistula and to address prevention of…

Increasing Demand for and Supply of Non-Scalpel Vasectomies

Vasectomies are one of the most effective forms of contraception currently available, with a failure rate of 0.15 (typical use) as compared to 9.0 for oral contraceptive pills. The USAID-supported Rwanda Family Health Project (RFHP) worked closely with the Rwandan Ministry of Health to increase use of vasectomy by addressing issues related to demand for…

Tackling Malaria Through a Champion Communities Approach in Zambia: Using Data to Change Behaviors and Improve Health Outcomes

The goal of the USAID Zambia Communications Support for Health (CSH) program was to increase use of bed nets, appropriate malaria testing at the first sign of fever, regular antenatal care attendance, and intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy. CSH project staff worked directly with selected community leaders to implement the Champion Communities approach,…

Outcome Evaluation of an HIV Prevention Social Behavior Change Communications Program in Zambia Using Propensity Score Matching

Between 2010 and 2014, the USAID-funded and Chemonics-implemented Zambia Communications Support for Health (CSH) program carried out a series of social and behavior change communications interventions under its Safe Love HIV Prevention campaign to address the key drivers of HIV prevalence. Safe Love was a national multi-channel campaign for men and women age 15-49 that…

Are Zambian Children Learning?

This infographic reviews Zambia’s education system and how it had achieved significant progress in enabling its students to access education, but with more children in school, the quality of education had declined. As the country’s economy continued to grow in the 2010s, the education sector strived to play a key role in ensuring that Zambians…