Building resilient and flexible health systems ensures that everyone, especially poor and underserved populations, has access to essential health services without experiencing financial hardship. These same health systems protect entire communities in the face of emerging pandemics and conflict. We work across the functional ‘building blocks’ of the health system, teaching local stakeholders to see health within the broader operating environment and to design and implement evidence-based solutions to systematically improve health system performance.
Improving Health and Human Capital in Bangladesh
A sustainable, gender-sensitive, pro-poor social enterprise is helping Bangladesh get closer to achieving universal health coverage.
Cutting-edge Technologies in Global Health Supply Chains
To improve access to high-quality health products worldwide, the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management project employs cutting-edge technologies and industry best practices to make global health supply chains more efficient and reach more people.
Catalyzing Behavioral Change
High-impact communications campaigns transformed awareness and prevention of health challenges in Zambian communities.
Are We Better Prepared to Confront Ebola?
On May 8, 2018, the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) declared an outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever after confirming two cases of the disease by laboratory tests in the northwestern part of the country. The government made the decision after receiving reports of an additional 21 suspected cases of Ebola, including…
On World TB Day, Go Home and Be Well
In the weeks after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and like many young Americans at the time, my granddad enlisted in the armed services. He traveled from his home in Scranton to Philadelphia and began to prepare himself for what war might bring. But he never made it to the front lines. Instead, he was…
Do We Really Need 39 Million More Health Professionals?
During the internship year of my medical training, Peru was affected by a severe El Niño. At that time, millions of people living in the poor peri-urban belt of Lima lacked access to clean water and sanitation services. These factors were a recipe for a massive outbreak of diarrheal diseases in children. The pediatric services…