News – Performance and productivity

Midwife Carina Manalo sits in a taxicab in Caloocan City, horns blazing around her. Carina checks her watch. Traffic is at a standstill, which is not unusual, but is a burden during a busy workday. The thought of saving time and attending trainings remotely through...

This blog originally appeared on the Management Sciences for Health Leader Net website.  People drive health systems. I think a lot about health worker performance and productivity in my work with the HRH2030 Program. After all, a health system’s strength—and ultimately the health of any population—depends upon...

“Let’s make public health sexy again!” HRH2030 Philippines Project Director Dr. Marilyn Lorenzo brought laughs to the room on June 13, as we hosted our second annual “Voices from the Field” event at Chemonics headquarters in Washington, DC. Our focus for this external event was...

You're Invited! . June 13, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EDT | Chemonics International, 1717 H Street NW, 1st Floor, Washington, DC . USAID is partnering with countries to build high-quality health systems that are accessible, accountable, affordable, and reliable. The provision of health services to meet...

Zubaedah (“Zuby”) Sjahrizal is the senior technical advisor for the HRH2030 activity in Indonesia. She brings a deep knowledge of Indonesia’s health system to her role, having more than 20 years of experience in the sector. Early in her career, Zuby was director of the...

You're Invited! . June 13, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EDT | Chemonics International, 1717 H Street NW, 1st Floor, Washington, DC . USAID is partnering with countries to build high-quality health systems that are accessible, accountable, affordable, and reliable. The provision of health services to meet...

Munashe Nykia is a registered nurse in Harare, Zimbabwe. He also serves as a Global Young Nurse Representative on the board for the Nursing Now Campaign which is run in association with the International Council of Nurses with support from the World Health Organization. A...

This blog originally appeared on the Frontline Health Workers Coalition website. This year’s theme for the International Day of the Midwife, commemorated on May 5, is “Midwives: Defenders of Women’s Rights.” This includes the right for every midwife—and all health workers—to decent work and a safe...

With the much-anticipated Universal Health Care Act signed into law on February 20, 2019, the Philippine government appointed a national taskforce to develop its implementing rules and regulations. The USAID-funded HRH2030 program is happy to announce the government designated Philippines Project Director Dr. Marilyn Lorenzo...

Emma Clark is director for maternal, newborn, and child health at Chemonics International, where she also serves as a project manager unit director for HRH2030 activities in Indonesia. A certified nurse-midwife, Emma shared with us her thoughts on why midwives matter as we celebrate International...