IntraHealth has been working in West Africa for more than four decades, collaborating with government and civil society partners to help the health sector achieve national health workforce goals by strengthening health systems and the health workforce.

In Guinea, we provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and develop integration packages for each level of the health system to strengthen family planning; maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH); and nutrition services. This includes integrating tools like job aides for community health workers and facility providers, providing on-site mentoring and training to sustain health provider competencies and performance, adapting data registries and tools to prompt providers’ behavior change, and supporting development of quality standards for integrated service delivery at the national level.

IntraHealth also created an interoperability software and assisted the Ministry of Health to bring the system online. We are now helping to automate this system to allow the ministry to track products delivered to facilities and link those deliveries to dispensing and using products.

Selected Achievements

Helped four countries—Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Mali—adopt and adapt IntraHealth’s mHero communication system to fit their health systems’ needs.
Developed mHero, a two-way, mobile phone-based communication tool that keeps health system leaders in touch with frontline health workers during emergencies and beyond.
Between 2018 and 2019, participating facilities in the Ouagadougou Partnership region saw a 96% increase in the adoption of postpartum family planning services after integrating them into MNCH and nutrition services.
Helped the nine countries of the Ouagadougou Partnership to prevent 100,000 unintended pregnancies, 32,000 unsafe abortions, and 400 maternal deaths in francophone West Africa by bringing modern contraceptives to over 383,000 new users in 2017.