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.

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 more results in our...

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 Creative...

Understanding Cybersecurity for Health Care Professionals

We live in exciting times. The ways in which we store and engage with health data have been transformed with the creation and adoption of digital health technology. Whether it’s using a Fitbit, accessing your vaccine records online, or virtually connecting with your doctor, understanding your health status in real time has never been easier…for some of us. We at DAI Global Health are working tirelessly to increase access to health care in low-...

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...

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 difficult to reach...

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, and...