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.

Partner Locally or Fail Repeatedly
The technical nature of international development work means that to get ahead, there is a pressure to specialize. Many staff become experts within silos without always enjoying the benefits of trying something new through immersion in other spheres of development work. That can particularly true within the emerging field of public-sector technology innovation. Familiarity with the methods of dot.coms is important, but are there blind spots for...
How National Health Workforce Accounts Can Help Governments Achieve Universal Health Coverage
National governments that want to achieve the health-related targets of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or universal health coverage (UHC) need a health workforce with the right size and skill mix to meet their populations’ health needs. But you can’t have a skilled health workforce without teachers and trainers who can prepare health workers for their specific roles in the health care system. Yet countries globally face...
New Materials Available on the iHRIS Implementation Toolkit!
Over recent months we have been gathering input from you, the iHRIS global community, on training and documentation needs. Several requests emerged as priorities from the training and documentation needs survey, community calls, and individual conversations. Here’s what we heard. Overall the online documentation and implementation toolkit are helpful and are being used as resources. That said, there were a few notable gaps in the existing...
We Need More Evaluation Criteria for Using Artificial Intelligence in Global Health
This year’s technology buzzword is artificial intelligence (AI), which means you’ve already been asked how your organization can incorporate AI and machine learning in your health programming. You may already be using aspects of AI to augment and enhance, not replace, activities such as running natural language chatbots and utilizing pattern recognition satellite imagery . Yet, as AI is such a new technology, there are few, if any, resources...
Independent Assessment of iHRIS First to Apply Principles for Digital Development
IntraHealth International’s iHRIS health workforce information software has undergone the first independent assessment of a major ICT4D (information and communications technology for development) initiative using the Principles for Digital Development , nine living guidelines that are designed to help integrate best practices into technology-enabled programs. “We did this assessment with a clear mandate to be honest,” says IntraHealth’s director...
Senegal’s New eLearning Platform Helps Prevent Service Disruptions as Health Workers Train
en français Maty* is the only nurse in her remote village in Senegal. When she travels to the health district for training—which she must do frequently—it means there are no qualified medical personnel in her village to care for pregnant women, deliver babies, treat sicknesses, or respond to medical emergencies. If she’s gone and her clients need help, they must either wait or go to another facility, which may be too far or...
New Health Worker Cadre Expands HIV Services in Migori County, Kenya
Government officials in Migori County, Kenya, have officially recognized 188 HIV testing service (HTS) counselors as a distinct cadre of health worker, meaning that they warrant a dedicated scheme of service like those for other health workers who are engaged in the fight to end the AIDS epidemic. Their decision was prompted by data from the IntraHealth International-developed iHRIS Manage software. Migori County is situated in a region with one...
iHRIS Software Powers New Registry of Clinical Volunteers for Medical Missions
The G4 Alliance and the US Section of the International College of Surgeons (ICS) have launched a new registry to connect medical volunteers to international medical missions. IntraHealth International developed the SOTA Registry (which stands for surgical, obstetric, trauma, and anesthesia) using our open source iHRIS software . The SOTA Registry will serve as a hub for information on clinical volunteers from the surgical, obstetric, trauma,...
10 Global Health Issues to Watch in 2019
Natural disasters, lingering wars, bourgeoning epidemics—2018’s headlines revealed a lot about the sheer volume of our human need. And in one way or another, each of those needs has an impact on our health and well-being. Here are just a few of the big global health issues that we at IntraHealth International will be watching and responding to in the coming year.
Primary Health Care Data Is Key to Attaining Universal Health Coverage
Read the full report: Measuring What Matters: Case Studies on Data Innovations for Strengthening Primary Health Care The idea that primary health care is the foundation of strong, equitable health systems is not new. In October, health funders, policymakers, and practitioners came together in Astana, Kazakhstan , to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1978 Alma-Ata Declaration and reaffirm their commitment to primary health care as...

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