News & Updates

IntraHealth invests in iHRIS and a full spectrum of digital solutions to support universal health access. Learn more about our progress through our news and updates.

mHealth Tool Is Keeping Central American Clients Connected to HIV Care amid COVID-19 Shutdowns
In Central America, frontline health workers are using IntraHealth International’s mobile phone-based alerTAR system to let HIV clients know when, where, and how they can keep getting their antiretroviral therapies (ART), now that public transit and outpatient services in the region have halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These closures and shutdowns are leaving many clients unsure about where to pick up their medications and making it...
Three Early Digital Health COVID-19 Response Success Stories
Coronavirus infection rates are climbing exponentially around the world with over 440,000 confirmed cases and 20,000 deaths so far. Governments, donors, and health workers are scrambling to find digital health solutions they can use in COVID-19 response activities . While we desperately need innovative solutions now, we must be patient and : Avoid pilotitis that results in more failed ICT4D interventions Stop siloed systems...
We’re Moving Fast to Help Health Workers Worldwide Combat COVID-19
Today, as COVID-19 continues to invade our thoughts and lives, my mind is on frontline health workers. They don’t have the option to work from home, as many of us are doing today. They’re on the front lines as I write this—in hospitals, clinics, and triage centers around the world—putting themselves at risk to stop this pandemic. Now, more than ever, health workers need our support. Last week, as I began my new job as president & CEO at...
Five COVID Response Insights for Digital Development Practitioners
The COVID Digital Response Workshop on March 12 brought together 300 digital development practitioners from governments, donors, and health systems in low- and middle-income countries to explore the challenges and opportunities for COVID-19 response. Subscribe now to get invited to future events. Over three hours, we explored the novel coronavirus impact on health care systems and where digital health solutions could improve...
3 Ways Our Tools and Teams around the World Are Combatting COVID-19
It’s a whole new world for many of us this week. The US-based staff at IntraHealth International are working from home, conducting all our meetings online, and working fast to adapt our programs to help address the COVID-19 pandemic. For 40 years, we’ve known that frontline health workers are every country's first line in detecting, reporting, and responding to emerging threats. That's why we train and equip local health workers on disease...
10 Global Digital Health Solutions for International Coronavirus Response
Global coronavirus infections now exceed 200,000 confirmed cases in 144 countries, with over 8,205 deaths from COVID-19, leading to international travel bans and almost 40 conference cancellations across the international development industry. Donors like USAID , DFID , World Bank , and Gates Foundation are asking, “What global digital health solutions are available for international COVID response that can be implemented by government health...
What Happens When Global Health and Data Science Collide?
Data scientist Amy Finnegan’s job is to ask the right questions to get new answers. She uses machine learning to solve global health puzzles like “Why do women who use contraception in low-income countries stop using if they still want to avoid pregnancy?” and “What elements of populations and geography can determine whether a health program is successful?” We sat down with her to ask how this work is shaping the future of global health—and what...
10 Women Who Are Shaping the Future of Global Health
Today 70% of the health workforce is made up of women. Yet they occupy only 25% of senior roles. “Leaving the gender balance to equalize on its own is not an option,” according to the World Health Organization . “Unless specific, targeted measures are taken, workplace gender equality is estimated to take 202 years.” We’ll need to tackle it long before then to reach universal health coverage. Lucky for us all, women all over the world—from the...
Nurses Can Bridge the Divide between the Clinic and the Policymaker
Pamela McQuide started her career as a nurse. Then she was a community organizer, a public health legislative aide, a family planning and reproductive health researcher, an assistant professor, and the country director for IntraHealth International’s Namibia projects. Now, she’s a leading expert on health workforce programs at IntraHealth. Her expertise in digital health, nursing, and international development gives her a unique perspective on...
IntraHealth's Free iHRIS Software Valued at Over $1.8 Million
iHRIS—IntraHealth International's free, open source software now used by 28 countries to track and manage health workforce data—has a value of $1.8–$2.4 million , according to the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The cost of replacing iHRIS if it were to suddenly disappear would be $10.8 million, they found. iHRIS can be used as a tool to foster discussion in other development sectors....

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