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Health

Our health specialists work locally in countries and regions around the world to form effective partnerships with donors, beneficiaries, civil society and other stakeholders to strengthen health and social care systems and transform communities. Our health services include programme design and management, policy and technical advice, research, and monitoring and evaluation.

Health is a basic human right and a fundamental part of development because healthy populations are more likely to engage in development processes. Social services are important for vulnerable groups, such as people living with HIV, to receive support and fulfil their potential. It is difficult for countries to grow unless governments provide effective health care and social services.

Strengthening systems and transforming communities

  • We form effective partnerships with donors, beneficiaries, communities and other stakeholders to deliver the right outcome.
  • We create sustainable and effective improvements in health systems and social development for communities.
  • We ask the right questions and bring new ideas and ways of thinking to deliver the most challenging projects.
  • Our experienced health specialists are adaptable and have the flexibility to deal with changing conditions.
  • We work with our clients and partners to build local capability across multiple regions and countries.
  • We deliver in fragile and conflict-affected states.

Our services

  • Capacity development and child services
  • Communicable and non-communicable diseases
  • Health systems strengthening and finance
  • Women and children’s health

How we've added value:

Reaching the missing three million people living with TB

Under the fourth wave of TB REACH grants, 33 new projects are starting to implement more innovative techniques for detecting TB in 24 countries worldwide. We will continue our role of supporting and evaluating these programmes to ensure funding continues to reach the missing three million people living with TB.

Training for over 2000 caregivers in South Africa

The Thogomelo project aims to care for and protect vulnerable children by providing psychosocial support for their caregivers and promoting caring organisational environments to foster their wellbeing.

Decline in mother to child transmission of HIV

In South Africa the rate of mother-to-child transmission of HIV fell from 3.5% in 2010 to 2.7% in 2011. We played a part in this success by managing the DFID ‘Accelerated Plan’, which worked to improve national services to prevent HIV transmission from mothers to their children.

Supporting the Government of Pakistan in improving the health sector

We are providing support to government at provincial and district level in the provinces of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to strengthen health systems and build sustainable capacity to undertake work more efficiently. Branded as TRF+ the project aims to improve the access and uptake of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) and nutrition services.

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