Funded by: US Agency for International Development
Project Duration: 1995–2005
Countries: Global, Ghana, Jordan, Malawi, Eritrea, EgyptPartners:
Abt Associates, Inc. (prime contractor); Development Associates, Inc.; Emory University Rollins School of Public Health; Philoxenia International Travel, Inc.; Program for Appropriate Technology in Health; Social Sectors Development Strategies, Inc.; Training Resources Group; Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
PHR and PHRplus brought together the expertise of leaders in international health care development in a joint global health reform initiative. As the principal subcontractor to Abt Associates, URC provided overall leadership through its participation on the Senior Management Team, coordination of field activities and leadership of critical project technical areas including National Health Accounts, decentralization, infectious disease surveillance, quality assurance, hospital management and accreditation. The projects focused on implementation of improvements in health policy, management, financing, and health services delivery. PHRplus placed new emphasis on developing and strengthening health information and infectious disease surveillance systems, HIV/AIDS, and expanding community participation.