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.

The Future of Health Care in Mali Starts with Women
More than half of Mali’s residents live in rural areas. Add to that the country’s shortage of health workers and high-quality training programs, plus political instability, and high-quality health care becomes much harder to access. But over the past two decades, IntraHealth International’s Mali country director Cheick Touré and his team have worked to change that. We sat down with him to discuss the changing landscape in Mali and what the...
These 10 Trends will Define Digital Health in the Next Decade
It’s been ten years since the first truly affordable smartphone was introduced and unleashed a transformation across the African continent. These days, over 40% of all Africans use smartphones, and the technology generates 8.6% of GDP in sub-Saharan Africa . But the tech transformation hasn’t stopped with telecommunications. The field of digital health has expanded, too. To kick off 2020, IntraHealth International’s digital health team examined...
Is This Health Worker Ready to Prevent HIV? There's a Game for That
Around 1.4 million people are living with HIV in Tanzania. While there’s been a 49% decrease in the number of AIDS-related deaths since 2010, the country is still a long way from epidemic control. Training health workers to mitigate the spread of the disease is crucial. The World Health Organization estimates that we need over 7 million additional skilled health workers to meet just the basic health care needs of the world’s 7.6 billion...
Data-Driven Strategies and Creative Approaches to Addressing HIV Get Results in South Sudan
As the number of new HIV infections rises in South Sudan and the country struggles to provide high-quality health care during an ongoing civil war, IntraHealth International is partnering with the Ministry of Health and health workers to make better care available to more people. In 2018, only 24% of people living with HIV in South Sudan knew their status and only 16% of people living with HIV were on treatment, according to UNAIDS . The...
How the Digital Marketplace Is Changing the Way We Eat
Ed. note: Here at IntraHealth, we've got our eyes on the future of global health, especially what challenges lie ahead for health workers around the world. Global nutrition could reshape human health and the way health workers serve their clients in the decade to come. It’s the new year and you know what that means…New Year’s resolutions! If you’ve ever uttered the words “New year, new me,” you are far from alone. In 2019,...
Kenya Now Uses iHRIS Software to Manage PEPFAR Health Workforce
The government of Kenya is now using IntraHealth’s iHRIS software to manage 25,000 health workers contracted through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). IntraHealth already supports national and county governments in managing Kenya’s 67,000 public sector health workers using iHRIS through the USAID-funded Human Resources for Health Kenya Mechanism. But now that use is expanding. HIV testing, care, and treatment in Kenya is...
iHRIS 5.0 Offers New Reporting Features and More for Health Worker Data
IntraHealth International has rebuilt its flagship iHRIS software in a global effort to make the program simpler, more adaptable, and easier to manage and customize for countries that want to use it to manage their health worker data. The new version features an improved search function, responsive graph capabilities, and a professionally-designed interface that is easy to read on a phone, tablet, or computer. IntraHealth’s digital health team...
New Insights from Old Numbers: Artificial Intelligence Makes Sense of Health Ministry Data
Ministries of health have more data than ever before—and the amount of data is increasing at an exponential rate. But what good is all that information if it’s unwieldy or difficult to use? Over the course of nine weeks, IntraHealth International’s digital health team and staff from our Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda (RHITES-E) project modeled a machine-learning approach to glean insights from the flood of...
IntraHealth Improves Health Care in 43 Countries, Reaches 341,445 Health Workers in 2018
In a step toward making high-quality health care available to more people around the world, IntraHealth International reached 341,445 health workers in 43 countries in 2018. These health workers are now making services available to more people in some of the most remote areas, destigmatizing procedures and services, and compiling meaningful and lifesaving data that allow for greater adaptability and long-term solutions. See...
Seven Creative Approaches to Health Workforce Challenges
Over the course of our 40-year history, IntraHealth International has consistently designed creative solutions to health workforce challenges. From new technologies to old-fashioned human storytelling, we find new solutions to longstanding problems. In a new technical publication, we highlight seven examples of how and why we look for new ways to get results. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s inside The Future of Global Health Starts Here: 7...

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