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Development Works Here with Muhammad Tariq

Muhammad Tariq
October 24, 2019
4 Minute Read
Development works here because great people work here. We’re excited to introduce you to our team.

Stigmatized for 2,535 Days

Dr. Jordene Hale | Nausheen Rajan
June 4, 2019
4 Minute Read
Following Menstrual Hygiene Day (May 28), Dr. Jordene Hale and Nausheen Rajan reflect on how to combat the stigma and inequities surrounding menstruation.

Untapping the Potential of a ‘New’ Human Resource for Health: The Local Community Leader

Dr. Mariam Reda
October 25, 2018
2 Minute Read
Entrenched in their communities, local leaders can be powerful extensions of the health workforce. The HRH2030 program demonstrates the potential of a local leadership and management approach for improving health outcomes.
A health worker discusses family planning with a patient.

3 Questions with Samantha Law on the Importance of Creating a Gender-Competent Health Workforce

Samantha Law
April 19, 2018
3 Minute Read
Health workers are not immune to gender bias and this can affect the care they provide to patients. How can we give health workers the knowledge and skills they need to provide equitable care to all?

Why “Family Planning” Is a Useful Concept

Dani Murphy
January 25, 2016
3 Minute Read
A woman in the Philippines learns about IUDs as part of the USAID-funded Private Sector Mobilization for Family Planning II project.

News: Chemonics Presents at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

October 27, 2015
2 Minute Read
Chemonics staff present on a variety of pertinent health issues, including behavior change, family health, and pharmaceutical supply chains, at the APHA Annual Meeting October 31 – November 4 in Chicago.

Safe Love: Breaking Taboos About Sex in Zambia

Melissa Rickman | Andrew Johnson
October 12, 2015
2 Minute Read
Results from USAID's "Safe Love" HIV Prevention Campaign in Zambia point to the power of good storytelling to start conversations and change behaviors.
An instructor discusses family planning

Progress and Perseverance: Reflections on World Population Day

Jim Griffin
July 10, 2015
3 Minute Read
About 225 million women in developing countries want to prevent pregnancy but are not using effective contraceptives.