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Causes: Health, International, International Development

Mission: Intrahealth empowers health workers to better serve communities in need around the world. We foster local solutions to health care challenges by improving health worker performance, strengthening health systems, harnessing technology, and leveraging partnerships. Intrahealth has worked in 100 countries throughout its history, and has programs in over 30 countries in africa, the americas, asia, and eurasia. Intrahealth's programs are funded by the united states agency for international development (usaid), the us centers for disease control and prevention (cdc), the bill & melinda gates foundation, the david and lucile packard foundation, the william and flora hewlett foundation, pfizer, inc. , the tides foundation, and by individual contributors. Intrahealth has offices in chapel hill, north carolina (headquarters), washington, dc; and 15 locations in africa, asia, latin america and eurasia.

Programs: Championing the health worker- the current worldwide shortage of 7. 2 million health workers is predicted to rise to 13 million by 2035. As a global champion for health workers, intrahealth is committed to addressing this challenge and advocates for the critical role of health workers in saving lives and helping the world to achieve the united nations' 2015-2030 sustainable development goals. Partnering globally with almost 800 entities, including governments, non-governmental organizations (ngos), the private sector, and civil society, we bring context-specific, state-of-the-art technical assistance and capacity building to strengthen the performance of health workers and the health systems in which they work. Our open-source, user-friendly digital solutions provide local leaders with the latest tools to ensure that health workers are present where they are needed most, ready with skills to deliver high-quality care, connected to networks and resources that support high performance, and are safe to provide services in environments that promote dignity and equality. Intrahealth offers programs that increase the capacity of health worker schools to produce more graduates, strengthen information and management systems to better support health workers on the job, and improve the quality of primary health care delivered to the last mile. In 2014, intrahealth reached over 260,000 health workers around the world with needed support.

hiv/aids, malaria, tuberculosis (tb), and other infectious diseases- strengthening the health workforce is critical in the fight against hiv/aids, malaria, the resurgence of tb (a common hiv co-infection), and the growing threat of emerging infectious diseases. The ebola crisis of 2014 demonstrated the fragility of public health systems and the risk health workers face every day doing their jobs. Intrahealth provides leadership in helping governments better manage and communicate with their health workers to prevent, detect, and respond to health emergencies as well as to sustain progress in reducing the impact of infectious diseases. Intrahealth has distributed over 3. 2 million mosquito nets treated with long-lasting insecticides to prevent malaria, the most common life-threatening infection in the world, and develops malaria prevention and treatment programs to reach the most vulnerable populations. Committed to the vision of an aids-free generation, intrahealth collaborates with health care leaders, health workers, and communities to increase access to hiv/aids prevention, treatment, and care services. In 2014, more than a million people received hiv counseling and testing through programs supported by intrahealth.

family planning and reproductive health/maternal, newborn, and child health- every day, approximately 800 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Each year, nearly 3 million babies die in their first month of life. Further, as many as 222 million women globally have unmet need for family planning. Intrahealth applies its more than 35 years of experience and expertise working in over 100 countries to improve family planning and maternal and child health programs. Intrahealth is a leader in developing and implementing innovative, effective strategies to save and improve women's and children's lives, including educating communities to support women and infants through healthy pregnancies, safe births, and postpartum periods; preventing and surgically repairing obstetric fistula and helping to reintegrate these women into their communities; and training frontline health workers to deliver family planning services with an emphasis on vulnerable groups including adolescents and women living with hiv/aids. In 2014 alone, intrahealth helped to enable 233,605 births attended by skilled health workers and 41,018 new users of modern contraception.

additional program services relate to the challenges of gender equality, ehealth and professional consulting services.

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