Intrahealth International, Inc.
Dedicated to strengthening health workers and the systems that support them, IntraHealth International, Inc. has served the public health needs of developing countries for 30 years. IntraHealth brings about positive change by harnessing the potential of technology, valuing the power of partnership, and maintaining a sharp focus on the health worker. Founded in 1979 as the Intrah program at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, IntraHealth incorporated as an independent nonprofit organization in 2003. IntraHealth has worked in more than 90 countries throughout its history, and currently has programs in over 30 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Eurasia.
To help close the gap in access to health care IntraHealth has developed and shares a depth of expertise in:
- Health workforce and systems strengthening;
- Health worker training and performance;
- eHealth solutions;
- Maternal, newborn, and child health;
- Family planning and reproductive health;
- HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis prevention, treatment and care;
- Malaria prevention and treatment;
- Gender equality.
Links to the health workforce crisis
IntraHealth brings the clinical and public health expertise needed to meet the specific health and social challenges in the workplace through capacity building and systems strengthening. Its key health workforce initiatives (funded by USAID) include CapacityPlus the global project uniquely focused on the health workforce needed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, and bilateral programs in Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda, and Central America. Previously, IntraHealth led the USAID-funded Capacity Project (2004-2009), which focused on enhancing human resources for health through improving policies and planning, sharing information resources, and developing better education and training programs for the workforce to strengthen systems and performance.
IHI joined the Alliance in 2008 as a development Partner.