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Innovation and Impact E-newsletter from the Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact. USAID Global Health

June 2022



Aspen Management Partnership for Health releases 2022 Annual Report

AMP Health 2022 Annual Report cover | Photo courtesy of AMP Health

This month, Aspen Management Partnership for Health (AMP Health) released its 2022 Annual Report. The report highlights AMP Health’s work with US Government support to provide training, embedded coaching, and mentorship to National Malaria Control Programmes (NMCP) in the Central African Republic, Chad, Mauritania, Namibia and Republic of the Congo. AMP Health seeks to strengthen NMCP leadership, programme management, problem solving, and analytical skills in order to support and lead the implementation of Global Fund grants in their countries and deliver on ambitious malaria objectives.

CII is a founding member and Partnerships Board Member of AMP Health, which works with governments to strengthen the leadership skills of public health teams, and to build stronger, more resilient health systems. AMP Health is currently working with public sector teams in 14 countries across Africa.


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PLM Steering Committee meeting highlights new partnership opportunities

Last week, Project Last Mile (PLM) held its annual Steering Committee meeting in Geneva. The public-private partnership, which includes the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, PEPFAR, and Coca-Cola Foundation, and others, came together and discuss PLM’s programmatic achievements and key updates, current pipeline, and emerging opportunities. The meeting also provided an occasion to surface opportunities for collaboration across partners. CII’s Acting Deputy Director Nikki Tyler spoke to USAID’s efforts to expand the partnership to new opportunities such as enterprise development, strategic marketing, and continued COVID needs.

Partnering for Health graphic | Photo courtesy of Project Last Mile

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CII Senior Digital Health Coordinator interviewed in Pharmaphorum feature

Senior Digital Health Coordinator Adele Waugaman was featured in a two-part article in Pharmaphorum, a pharmaceutical trade outlet. Part one of the series focused on how USAID works to strengthen digital health infrastructure globally to expand access to health services. The second part of the series highlighted the value of donor partnerships, and discussed how partnerships can help improve digital health programs and tools globally. Both articles detail USAID’s digital health approach, share lessons learned from the West Africa Ebola outbreak, the COVID-19 response, and the importance of donor coordination in global digital health work.

Global digital health graphic | Photo courtesy of Pharmaphorum

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CII Market Access Advisor discusses blended finance at Palladium webinar on private health start-ups

CII’s Market Access Advisor Sylvia Boulos provided opening remarks on blended finance for Palladium’s spotlight on Women’s Health Entrepreneurs. The webinar, “Improving Health Outcomes by Delivering the Right Support to Private Health Start-Ups”, focused on the path to success of two private sector health entities formerly supported by donor grant funding and now by blended capital investment. The event also explored the varied technical assistance they received, and presented perspectives about the causes of this success and lessons about the design of future initiatives. To view the recording of the event, please click here.

Improving health outcomes event | Photo courtesy of Palladium


Harvard T.H. Chan
From idea to impact: The new market for public health entrepreneurs
June 14, 2022

Aspen Institute
Aspen Ideas: Health
June 22 - 25, 2022

HCD Exchange
Community Workshop: human-centered design and adolescent sexual and reproductive health
June 29, 2022


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NBC News
White House prepares for first coronavirus vaccines for children under 5
June 9, 2022

Tanzania Daily News
Boost in aid for maternal and child health services
June 6, 2022

EndPoints News
Pfizer moves to a non-profit model for drug sales in 45 lower-income countries
May 25, 2022


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HBNU Fogarty Global Health Training Program
Northwestern Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine

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CII mourns loss of Digital Square Director of Operations Anna Sahakyan-Kendrick

Digital Health: Planning National Systems course now being delivered in French language, course content translated into French

Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge winner SmartPod spins off into new entity Xploration Health to build, design, and scale their container-based medical facilities


book icon What We're Reading (And Listening To)

The Carbon Curve
What global vaccine market shaping can teach us about scaling up CDR

The National News
We need resilient healthcare supply chains for the next time

The Washington Post
How long covid could change the way we think about disability

NPR Rough Translation
Lunching@Work: When eating at your desk is forbidden


book iconJob and Fellowship Opportunities

Senior Digital Health Advisor

Director, Partnerships & Investments

Youth Leadership Hub 2022
HCD Exchange



Rhiannon Winner

Rhiannon Winner, Program Analyst

Rhiannon is a Program Analyst in the Center for Innovation and Impact (CII). Her work focuses on broadly supporting CII team activities, including the budget process and a variety of other technical projects. Prior to joining CII, Rhiannon served as a Program Assistant in USAID’s Bureau of Humanitarian Affairs (BHA) on the Ethiopia and Kenya teams. In her role at BHA, Rhiannon focused on supporting the country teams in their grant making and award management processes.

When not working, Rhiannon loves writing and reading science fiction novels. She is currently in the process of receiving her MPH in Community Health Sciences at Tulane University.

Read Rhiannon’s full interview here [PDF, 288K]


USAID's Center for Innovation and Impact (CII) takes a business-minded approach to fast-tracking the development, introduction and scale-up of health interventions that address the world's most important health challenges. CII invests seed capital in the most promising ideas and novel approaches, using forward-looking business practices to cut the time it takes to transform discoveries in the lab to impact on the ground.

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