Navigation Links
IntraHealth to Lead $300 Million USAID Project in Global Health Workforce, Systems Strengthening
Date:10/20/2009

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IntraHealth International has been awarded a new 5-year global cooperative agreement, with a $300 million ceiling, by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve the quality of health services in the developing world by strengthening the health care workforce. Worldwide, there is a shortfall of 4 million health workers needed to increase access to critical primary health care services, and 57 countries fall short of the World Health Organization's minimum ratio of 2.3 health workers for every 1,000 people.

Under IntraHealth's leadership, the Human Resources for Health and Quality Services (HRHQS) Project will increase the quantity and quality of available health workers and services by working with global organizations and developing country institutions to test and roll out successful workforce planning, retention, recruitment, training and deployment interventions.

The HRHQS Project builds on the foundation established by USAID's investment in the Capacity Project, a 5-year global initiative, also led by IntraHealth, which worked in 47 countries around the globe to strengthen health systems and workforce planning, development and performance support.

"The HRHQS Project will serve as a catalyst at this critical juncture to further advance human resources for health knowledge and practice," says IntraHealth CEO Pape Gaye. "The ultimate goal is a more efficient and effective global health workforce that will reach more people and improve health status and quality of life, especially for the poor and most vulnerable."

The HRHQS Project will be led by Maurice Middleberg, who brings almost 30 years of experience to his new role. Mr. Middleberg joins IntraHealth from the Global Health Council, where he served as Vice President for Public Policy. He has also held positions at USAID, the Futures Group, CARE and EngenderHealth.

"The global health worker crisis is at the heart of the crushing burden of disease that holds hundreds of millions of people in poverty; all other health investments depend on resolving the dearth of qualified, productive health workers," says Mr. Middleberg. "I am honored to join IntraHealth, a global leader in developing human resources for health. I am equally pleased to join a global partnership of highly capable organizations."

IntraHealth has formed a collaborative partnership to implement the HRHQS Project. Partners include Abt Associates, IMA World Health, Liverpool Associates in Tropical Health (LATH) and Training Resources Group, Inc. (TRG). To strengthen regional technical assistance and networking capacity, the HRHQS Project includes five associate partners: the African Population & Health Research Center (APHRC), Kenya; Asia-Pacific Action Alliance on Human Resources for Health (AAAH), Thailand; EQUINET, the Regional Network on Equity in Health in Southern Africa, South Africa; the West African Institute of Post-Graduate Management Studies (CESAG), Senegal; and Partners in Population and Development (PPD), Uganda and Bangladesh.

IntraHealth International is a North Carolina-based non-profit organization that has served the public health needs of developing countries for 30 years. IntraHealth's mission is to create sustainable, accessible health care by strengthening health workers and the systems that support them. In addition to USAID, IntraHealth receives funding and support from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, private foundations, corporations and individuals.

SOURCE IntraHealth International


'/>"/>
SOURCE IntraHealth International
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. IntraHealth International Addresses Capacity Building and Open Source Technologies at Tech-Themed Global Health Conference
2. IntraHealth to Support Health Reform in Palestine
3. IntraHealths Family Planning Work in Rwanda Contributes to Near Three-Fold Increase in Contraceptive Use in Only Three Years
4. Indiana Home Health Agency Pays Nearly $2 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations
5. Karmanos Cancer Institute Receives $3 Million Grant from The Herrick Foundation to Launch Challenge Initiative for Cancer Research
6. Augmenix, Inc. Closes $6.1 Million Financing
7. Mega-Commitment Partners Deworm 20 Million School Age Children in 2009: AIR, Deworm the World, Feed The Children, the World Food Programme Exceed Their CGI Commitment Target in Year One Two-fold
8. Cardium Announces $6.0 Million Registered Direct Offering
9. $4 million NCI grant funds comparative effectiveness research at Southwest Oncology Group
10. Case Western Reserve University receives $20.5 million
11. NIH awards more than $54 Million to Kaiser Permanente to conduct health research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... July 26, 2017 , ... Evergreen Healthcare Partners is ... continued efforts to provide innovative offerings to their healthcare partners. These solutions will ... dynamic, high-performing teams to address healthcare IT’s biggest challenges. , “Adding Talent Management ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... ... may be hard to imagine that the basic necessities that developed countries take for ... developed countries consider rare or eradicated, like measles, are still a rite of passage ... segment of "Success Files", actor Rob Lowe will introduce a new segment that will ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... July 26, 2017 , ... ... will host its 2017 Process Validation and Process Validation Statistics Conferences in ... to process validation lifecycle challenges faced by process validation professionals and statisticians ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... Newport Beach, CA 92660 (PRWEB) , ... ... ... of Data Loss Prevention for on-premises, off and in the cloud ; today ... intelligent detection and scientific algorithms within a simple to use control console for ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... July 26, 2017 , ... “We are thrilled to be partnering with Six ... schedule an appointment online in real time,” said Keith English, LocalMed CEO. “Allowing patients ... will bring more Six Month Smiles patients to their providers.” , Each month, over ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/13/2017)... Mich. , July 13, 2017  Centurion Medical Products, a ... its DisImpactor ® fecal impaction removal device for hospice patient ... ... Patient pain management and ... for Hospice can help alleviate patient pain while preventing unneeded emergency ...
(Date:7/11/2017)... IRVINE, Calif. , July 11, 2017 Zymo Research Corp., ... new service that can quantify biological aging in a precise manner using ... Dr. Steve Horvath , a professor of human genetics and biostatistics ... Fielding School of Public Health , Zymo Research,s proprietary DNAge ™ ... loci. ...
(Date:7/11/2017)... Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP ) ( ... development of oral drug delivery systems, announced today that ... to schedule an End-of-Phase II meeting with Oramed for ... insulin capsule ORMD-0801 in the treatment of type 2 ... endpoints by indicating a statistically significant lowering of glucose ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: