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USAID Working With Non-Profit Partners To Improve Health Systems Worldwide

“It takes only a fraction of a single penny per American taxpayer dollar to train a global health workforce — a workforce that will reach millions through treatment, prevention and counseling services,” Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health at USAID, and Pape Gaye, president and CEO of IntraHealth International, write in USAID’s “IMPACTblog.” USAID “and its non-profit partners, like IntraHealth International, recognize that a major barrier to realizing [the vision of an AIDS-free generation] is a severe lack of trained and supported health workers, especially those on the frontlines of care,” they write and describe the success of IntraHealth’s Uganda Capacity Program, which is supported by USAID. They conclude, “USAID and IntraHealth are working together through mechanisms such as the Frontline Health Workers Coalition to amplify our collective belief that trained and supported health workers are crucial to giving millions access to health care, and in turn, creating a healthier, safer, and more prosperous world” (3/4).