Internaitonal Health
PATHS2 Project

Women and Children's Health Significantly Enhanced In Nigeria

Abt Associates-led projects in Nigeria are improving the health of women, children, and families through malaria prevention, family planning, health system improvement, and partnerships involving the private sector, government, and others.

Health and Health Care in Ethiopia Advances

More Ethiopians are receiving tuberculosis tests, avoiding malaria, and scaling up their health care innovations in part due to Abt Associates-led projects in Ethiopia.

Zambians and a Healthier Future

Abt's ambitious work in Zambia unfolds through the USAID-funded Zambia Integrated Systems Strengthening Program (ZISSP) - which implements the emergency obstetrics training - and also through the Scaling Up Family Planning (SUFP) Services project, funded by UKaid from the Department for International Development. These programs build the capacity of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Community Development, Mother and Child Health to provide quality health care nationwide.  


Lois Capps

Member of U.S. Congress Lauds Abt Project in Jordan

Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) recently saw first-hand the impact that an Abt Associates-led project in Jordan is having on mothers and their newborn children.
Diana R. Silimperi

Welcome to the first edition of Global Health Impact - the e-newsletter of Abt Associates' International Health Division. Every quarter we will focus on the innovations and impacts of our projects around the world.


Abt's mission is to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide. We have an unwavering commitment to building the capacity of host country governments, organizations, communities and individuals. And, we are dedicated to achieving sustainable impact through innovative, tailored approaches that save lives.


Abt works in over 50 countries with project offices in 36 countries. We have nearly 1400 staff in our division and 86% of them are overseas. Our technical expertise is unmatched in: 


  • Delivery of family planning and reproductive health; maternal, newborn and child health; malaria; HIV/AIDS; and TB services
  • Health Systems Strengthening
  • Public and Private Sector Health 


We are excited to share highlights of our work through each edition of Global Health Impact and in our new video which you can view here. 




Diana R. Silimperi, MD

Division Vice President

Abt Opens UK Office


On February 27, 2014, Abt Associates welcomed guests from a wide array of organizations for a discussion on "How Can the Private Sector Support Universal Health Coverage Goals?" The event was held in conjunction with the opening of Abt's London Office. Featured speakers included: Tosin Awosika, Health Care International HMO, Nigeria; Ramakrishnan, Chief of Party Abt Associates/India; Caroline Quijada, HANSHEP Health Enterprise Fund, Abt Associates; and Julia Watson, Senior Health Economist, DFID. The panel was moderated by Catherine Connor, Health Finance and Governance Project, Abt Associates.


This discussion is the first in a series entitled: New Directions: A Knowledge Series on Global Development.  
Our People

Catherine Thompson Catherine Thompson, an expert in HIV and AIDS, was recently named to the position of Principal Associate-Strategic Lead for this technical area within Abt's International Health Division.  

Ekechi Okereke, Adekunle Akerele, Mustapha Tanko, Ibrahim Yisa and Benson Obonyo, recently published an article in Reproductive Health Journal, entitled, "Knowledge of safe motherhood among women in rural communities in Northern Nigeria: implications for maternal mortality reduction."

Mike EgbohMike Egboh, national program manager for the Abt Associates-led Partnership for Transforming Health Systems 2 in Nigeria, wrote an op-ed about the three lessons he's learned in making projects sustainable. 
Ben Johns recently published an article in JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, entitled, "Assessing the costs and effects of anti-retroviral therapy task-shifting from physicians to other health professionals in Ethiopia."
Ram GAnesanRam Ganesan recently presented on Advanced Cook Stoves (ACS) at Abt Associates' Innovation Expo. Eighty percent of the rural population in India relies on traditional cooking solutions indicating that there is a huge market for ACS, yet the penetration of ACS remains insignificant. Read about an innovative partnership between an ACS manufacturer, a syndicated rural distributor and a Microfinance Institution.
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