FHM Engagement Project: Health Markets for Healthy People

FHM Engage improves the functioning of local health markets in USAID priority countries and supports the strategic engagement of the private sector to advance health outcomes in areas including family planning, maternal newborn and child health, malaria, HIV and AIDS, and tuberculosis. The project enhances the quality of, and access to, health services and products for women and children by identifying the root causes of underperforming markets and co-designing solutions with local partners for sustainable change.

Project Date: 2021 - present
Funder: USAID (led by Chemonics and a consortium of core partners, including Results for Development (R4D), Pathfinder, and Zenisys, with 17 network implementation partners)

What We Do

  • Support local actors to diagnose market challenges, design and co-create solutions, deliver and execute implementation plans, and adapt solutions using science to adjust approaches.
  • Improve the quality of family planning (FP) and reproductive health (RH) services.
  • Leverage opportunities for economies of scale within private sector networks to enhance access to FP.
  • Promote youth-driven demand strategies to strengthen priority youth markets for FP/RH information, products, and services.

Project Staff Members

Rita Badiani

Director, Special Projects

Rita brings over 25 years of experience in program management and development, primarily in family planning, reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, and population studies....

Catherine Kirk

Executive Director for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Catherine Kirk is Executive Director, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights at Pathfinder. She has over 20 years of experience in international health and women’s rights programming, with a...

Dr. Xaher Gul

Senior Behavior Change Advisor, SRHR Team

Dr. Xaher Gul is a Public Health Physician specializing in Health Systems and Policy, applied through the lens of Health Promotion and empowerment education for social and behavior change. Dr. Gul...

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