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INTRAHEALTH INTERNATIONAL INC

Because Health Workers Save Lives

aka IntraHealth International, Inc.

Chapel Hill, NC

Mission

To improve the performance of health workers and strengthen the systems in which they work.

Ruling Year

2003

President and CEO

Polly Dunford MPH

Main Address

6340 Quadrangle Drive Suite 200

Chapel Hill, NC 27517 USA

Formerly Known As

Intrah

Keywords

Global Health; e-health; maternal, reproductive and child health, HIV, health workers

EIN

55-0825466

 Number

4288568535

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Urban, Community (S31)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

At IntraHealth, we know that health care is about people—not just those who need it, but those who deliver it. The people who provide health care need to feel safe at work. They need training that’s up to date. And they need access to the supplies, equipment, and technology that will help them reach even the most remote and vulnerable communities in a fast-changing world. Without health workers, health care doesn’t happen.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

HIV/AIDS

Family Planning & Reproductive Health

Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health

Global Health Security

Infectious Diseases

Chronic and Noncommunicable Diseases

Nutrition

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of people tested for HIV

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

HIV/AIDS

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people treated for malaria

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people the organization delivered antiretroviral medicines to treat HIV

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

HIV/AIDS

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of new contraceptive users

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Family Planning & Reproductive Health

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of health workers trained

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

IntraHealth International is a global health nonprofit that has worked in over 100 countries since 1979. We improve the performance of health workers and strengthen the systems in which they work so that everyone everywhere has the health care they need to thrive. Our programs span a range of health issues including family planning and reproductive health; HIV/AIDS; maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases; noncommunicable diseases; and nutrition. Together with health workers, we develop and apply solutions including digital health platforms, education and performance improvement strategies, human resources management tools, measurement and analytics, and more.

Building on 40 years of experience helping countries plan, develop, manage, and support health workers and health systems, IntraHealth’s key approaches to improving health worker performance and strengthening health systems include: 1. Strengthening leadership, governance, and human resources management Example: In Uganda, we helped the government institute attendance-tracking tools in 4,500+ facilities that reduced health worker absences from 50% in 2015 to 8% in 2019. 2. Applying new systems and tools for health worker training and education Example: In Kenya, IntraHealth and the government worked together to improve health workforce education, training, regulation, and county-level coordination and management. This included training 16,000+ health workers, creating eight regional training hubs for more cost-effective in-service training, and partnering with the private sector to create a revolving loan program that has helped over 25,000 health professional students remain in school. 3. Developing and supporting digital health solutions Example: IntraHealth’s open source iHRIS software is being used in more than 25 countries to strengthen health workforce information systems and enable better, more informed decisions about health workforce policy, planning, training, and deployment. 4. Improving retention, performance, and productivity of health workers Example: IntraHealth assisted the government of Namibia in the first-ever national application of the World Health Organization’s Workload Indicators of Staffing Need (WISN) method. WISN is helping the government pinpoint staff shortages and misalignments down to the individual health facility and then make policy, budgeting, and deployment decisions accordingly to increase access to key services. 5. Advocating and working with governments, civil society, and other partners on policy development and implementation Example: In the Dominican Republic, IntraHealth supported the government in a comprehensive program to strengthen human resource management and related policies. Highlights include passage of a national health career law, a national performance management system, and a payroll analysis that led to the elimination of 10,000 ghost workers. The government reinvested the savings in hiring new health workers and other strategies to increase access to primary health care services. 6. Challenging gender discrimination and inequality and advancing women’s social and economic empowerment in and through health systems Example: In Uganda, results from IntraHealth’s formative assessment of sexual harassment in the workforce were used to design a sexual harassment prevention and response system, including reporting mechanisms. The Uganda Ministry of Health approved the Sexual Harassment Policy Implementation Guidelines in 2017, trained health workers and managers, and collaborated with professional associations to revise the health workers’ professional codes of conduct.

IntraHealth’s work spans four decades and over 100 countries. Every year, the longstanding relationships we’ve built with government agencies, private-sector partners, and members of civil society become stronger and more effective. IntraHealth’s approaches and tools are informed by our technical experts in health workforce development; health systems strengthening; HIV/AIDS; family planning; maternal, newborn, and child health; gender equality; and other areas, based in the US and in our offices in countries around the world. Our programs are designed to build the capacity of local governments and partners with a deep understanding of and appreciation for the context of human rights, gender equality and discrimination, economic empowerment, and changing populations. We listen, analyze, and collaborate to develop the most effective programs in the industry—always specific to their contexts and relevant to the people we serve.

IntraHealth implements a robust measurement and learning approach to collect reliable data; continually track, measure and evaluate activity performance and efficiency; generate evidence on what works, what doesn’t, and why; and make nimble, adaptive program management adjustments to achieve desired outcomes. These efforts are led by IntraHealth’s Measurement and Learning team in close partnership with our collaborators and in-country teams. Each year IntraHealth’s Measurement and Learning team develops a Global Results Report, which compiles and analyzes results from all IntraHealth activities from the preceding year. Progress indicators reported include: • 2 indicators measuring the numbers of health workers reached directly and indirectly • 12 service delivery indicators, e.g., the number of malaria cases treated • 4 indicators measuring the presence of health workers and systems, e.g., the number of policies, plans and guidelines developed • 4 indicators measuring the readiness of health workers and systems, e.g., the number of health facilities supported • 2 indicators measuring the connectedness of health workers and systems, e.g., the number of digital health technologies, modules, or approaches developed and/or implemented • 4 indicators measuring the safety of health workers and systems, e.g., the number of locations with improved infection prevention and/or water, sanitation, and hygiene. IntraHealth’s approach strengthens data use for decision-making at community, health facility, district, and national levels to further sustain effective approaches beyond individual project cycles.

IntraHealth takes pride in the rigorous measurement and assessment of each of our programs. In 2018 alone, we reached 341,445 health workers, and together we changed lives with results like these: • 2,245,931 people provided with nutrition counseling or services • 1,686,178 people tested for HIV and received results • 1,103,126 screenings for noncommunicable diseases provided • 1,002,828 children treated for malaria • 377,513 new contraceptive users • 26,382 health workers trained around the world • 364 family planning youth ambassadors trained & deployed in West Africa • 27 countries using our iHRIS applications to manage their health worker data What’s next? As IntraHealth continues to pursue our vision that everyone everywhere has the health care they need to thrive, we are constantly adapting in order to better respond to evolving health challenges. We will continue to support and grow the ability of our partners in the countries where we work, increasing their capacity to respond to existing and emerging health issues.

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

InterAction - Member 2015

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance - Organization 2015

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes