News & Updates

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Want to Transform a Population's Health?

To transform a population's health—including reducing costs and improving equity and outcomes—countries need actionable data. This means combining diverse data sources into coherent analytical tools. A common pain point for many of the governments and organizations we partner with at IntraHealth International is managing the ever-changing metadata about facilities, workforce status, the care provided, and supply chains. As the number of data...

2022 IntraHealth-UNC Summer Fellows Explore Health Workforce Development, Family Planning, and Policy and Advocacy

Three students from the IntraHealth-UNC Fellows Program completed their fellowships with IntraHealth International last month, marking the thirteenth year of the partnership between IntraHealth and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). This year’s fellows, who came from UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and the UNC School of Nursing, spent the summer working side-by-side with global health professionals at IntraHealth...

IntraHealth Reached 317,443 Health Workers in 2021, Extending Health Care to Millions

During 2021, the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, IntraHealth International reached 317,443 health workers in 42 countries, helping to make high-quality health care available to more people around the world. Our programs led to: $33,399,555 in financial aid provided for student health workers through IntraHealth programs 2,524,424 COVID-19 vaccines distributed through IntraHealth programs 223,677 men provided with voluntary medical male...

US Funding for Global Health Security Doesn’t Cover These Essential Systems for Health Workers—Yet

US funding for global health security has surged in the last few years, and now Congress has just approved a $510 million increase for fiscal year 2022, nearly doubling current funding. President Biden is proposing even greater increases for fiscal year 2023 in his new budget proposal, including a multilateral fund for global health security and pandemic preparedness. The US has already pledged $250 million to this proposed fund, which has a goal...

What's mHero's Secret to Giving Health Officials Real-Time Information during a Pandemic?

When Ebola spread through Liberia in August 2014, health workers needed information—and they needed it fast. We’ve seen exactly the same need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Back in 2014, IntraHealth International and UNICEF created mHero—a two-way, mobile phone-based communication system that connects ministries of health and frontline health workers—to support health-sector communication in Liberia during the Ebola outbreak. The original version...

A New Generation of Health Workers Enters a Stronger Health System in Kenya

As part of Kenya’s overarching efforts to build and strengthen its health workforce, the country has provided much-needed financial aid to train more than 40,000 aspiring health workers in the past five years. This is just one way the country is addressing its shortage of health workers and using strategic data to address HIV, COVID-19, and other urgent health challenges. Since 2016, IntraHealth International’s USAID-funded Human Resources for...

6 Ways South Sudan Is Using Data to Tackle Its HIV Epidemic—and Prepare for Future Pandemics

I work in South Sudan for IntraHealth International. A lot of people might not realize why collecting and using data efficiently are so important for health services here. But the data we collect inform everything we do, from figuring out how many people need antiretroviral treatment and how many health workers are needed at a specific health facility to helping the government and other funders determine how much to spend on public health...

For Stronger HIV Services in South Sudan, This Team Looks to the Data

What does it take to keep HIV services available despite limited resources, political unrest and violence, and a pandemic? For Alfred Okiria, IntraHealth International’s project director for the Strengthening National Capacity for Integrated HIV/AIDS Health Data Collection, Use, and Dissemination in Support of an Evidence-based Response in South Sudan project, and his team in South Sudan, the answer is data. Okiria and his team have been...

What Does It Take to Keep HIV Services Available in Tanzania during COVID-19?

Lucy Mphuru and her team have been providing HIV services to hundreds of thousands of clients in Tanzania for 14 years. But when COVID-19 hit the country in 2020, the pandemic threatened to halt these services. So Lucy and her team pivoted quickly. They developed their own creative new approaches to make sure their clients could still access high-quality health care while ensuring the safety of frontline health workers, staff, and the clients...

10 Global Health Issues to Watch in 2021

COVID-19 stole the headlines in 2020—and revealed that most countries were vastly underprepared for a pandemic. But it also shed light on incredible human ingenuity and fortitude. We saw frontline health workers navigate a deluge of COVID cases while also trying to keep crucial services available. We saw the fastest vaccine development in history. And we saw more clearly than ever our need for stronger supply chains, better mental health services...