USAID Awards Health Policy Plus (HP+) to Palladium
Palladium announced today the award of a new cooperative agreement from the United States Agency for International Development to strengthen and advance developing country health policy and financing for family planning and reproductive health, HIV, and maternal health.
The new project called Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a five-year $185 million project, implemented by Palladium with its global health partners Avenir Health, Futures Group Global Outreach, Plan International USA, Population Reference Bureau, RTI International, The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, and ThinkWell.
“This award for HP+ comes at a time when global health leaders are establishing new global sustainable health goals (SDGs), including goal 3 ‘ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages,'” said Ed Abel, president of Palladium’s U.S. business unit. “We are grateful to USAID in recognizing Palladium’s leadership in bringing positive impact to its global effort to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies through health policy and financing.”
HP+ builds upon previous USAID-funded health policy projects awarded to Palladium (formerly Futures Group), including the Health Policy Project, which concluded on September 29, 2015. The Health Policy Project was implemented in 48 countries worldwide from 2010 to 2015.
“This project will focus on strengthening policy, financing, governance and advocacy in developing countries,” said Suneeta Sharma, HP+ director. “We’re looking forward to collaborating with USAID, health ministries and civil society actors worldwide to foster more equitable, sustainable, rights-based health services, supplies and delivery systems using evidence-based approaches for decision making and resource allocation.”
HP+ will work with stakeholders in priority countries to advance equitable health policies informed by data and evidence, maximize and allocate resources, promote an enabling policy environment with a focus on good governance and accountability, and strengthen country leadership and ownership with an emphasis on meeting sustainable development goals.
Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Cooperative Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-15-00051, beginning August 28, 2015. HP+ is implemented by Palladium, in collaboration with Avenir Health, Futures Group Global Outreach, Plan International USA, Population Reference Bureau, RTI International, the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA), and ThinkWell.
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