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IntraHealth to Support Health Reform in Palestine
Date:11/11/2008

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- Global Health innovator IntraHealth International will participate as a lead technical partner in a new five-year contract to improve public health needs in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem. The project was awarded to Washington, DC-based Chemonics International and its subcontractors by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The new Palestinian Health Sector Reform Project aims to improve the health status of Palestinian citizens by building the capacity of governmental bodies, selected non-governmental organizations and educational and professional institutions to better address the region's public health needs.

"This contract is particularly exciting for us as IntraHealth recently worked successfully in the West Bank during a very volatile period in the Middle East, and was able to provide much-needed and high-valued development assistance," said Rebecca Kohler, IntraHealth Vice President of External Affairs.

As a subcontractor on USAID's MARAM Project from 2001-2006, IntraHealth assisted Palestinian organizations in providing emergency obstetric and newborn care for women and children by delivering equipment and training to health care workers.

IntraHealth's work under the new contract will focus on applying the performance improvement approach, a tool pioneered by IntraHealth to help stakeholders identify gaps in service delivery performance and design a plan to address those gaps. IntraHealth will provide clinical expertise to the project in the review, revision, and implementation of clinical standards, norms, and protocols.

Finally, IntraHealth personnel will be responsible for helping to establish a "quality culture" within the Ministry of Health, supporting the integration of a unified quality assurance methodology that includes the development and tracking of self-directed quality benchmarks used to judge the provision of quality health care services.

The Palestinian Health Sector Reform Project will include health sector management and reform; strengthening clinical and community-based health; and procurement support for health and humanitarian assistance. Technical priority areas of the new project include maternal and child health, injury prevention, chronic diseases, rehabilitation and emergency care and basic household hygiene and sanitation practices.

For more information on IntraHealth, please go to: http://www.intrahealth.org

IntraHealth International has served the public health needs of developing countries for nearly 30 years. The non-profit company's primary mission is to create sustainable, accessible health care by mobilizing local resources such as physicians, nurses and medical supplies. IntraHealth began with a focus on reproductive health and family planning, and has since expanded to address broader health and social issues internationally, including HIV/AIDS, malaria and other infectious diseases. Based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, IntraHealth has worked to improve health in more than 50 countries, including active projects in two dozen nations on four continents.


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