Pushing Boundaries in Market System Development

As USAID’s flagship private sector health project, Frontier Health Markets (FHM) Engage envisions a world in which engaged market actors and consumers drive the private and public sectors to deliver equitable, quality care within responsive, resilient ecosystems. In practice, this vision for a healthy market is a government-stewarded health market that optimizes the public and…

Judith Heichelheim

Judith Heichelheim is a senior vice president at Chemonics and indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) director for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project.

Timothy Rosché

Tim Rosché has more than 35 years of development‑related experience in Africa, primarily with USAID-funded activities in commodity logistics, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and family planning, as well as some agriculture-related project management.

Mulamuli (Mula) Mpofu, PhD

Dr. Mulamuli (Mula) Mpofu is a Senior Director of Chemonics’ Global Health Programs. He has more than 20 years of experience in public health with extensive research, strategic information/monitoring and evaluation, health systems strengthening, and business development experience across malaria, HIV, and TB disciplines. Prior to joining Chemonics, he supported projects in East and Southern…

Accelerating Progress Toward HIV Epidemic Control

An estimated 38 million people are living with HIV globally, yet only two-thirds are on the treatment. Chemonics applies a decade of experience to enable local stakeholders to accelerate the HIV/AIDS response. Chemonics partners with national and subnational governments, the private sector, and affected communities to build local capacity, strengthen health supply chains, and optimize…

Going the Extra Mile to Reach the Last Mile

Two supply chain experts, Bongisiwe Mosekoa and Fikreslassie Alemu, share strategies they’ve applied in Eswatini and Ethiopia to address social factors and systems challenges behind medical commodity uptake, implement inclusive delivery practices for last mile distribution, and ensure sustained health outcomes for everyone, including underserved populations such as people living with HIV/AIDS, youth, pastoralists and…

Fikreslassie Alemu Kibret

Fikreslassie Alemu is a health systems strengthening (HSS) director of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program–Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) in Ethiopia. He is a pharmacist and public health supply chain expert with more than 16 years of experience in providing technical assistance, capacity building, and system strengthening activities in health supply chain and…

3 Questions with Baz Semo: Ensuring Safe and Continuous HIV Service Delivery in Nigeria

In Nigeria, where 1.8 million people live with HIV and 100,000 were newly infected in 2019, the pandemic has disrupted the government of Nigeria’s efforts to lead a large-scale, evidence-driven national response to control the HIV epidemic by limiting access to critical testing and treatment services. To address this, healthcare administrators and frontline workers are…