The Health Policy Project (HPP) (2010-2015) contributed to improved health outcomes through strengthening the efficiency, effectiveness, and equity of health systems. HPP focused on the policy aspects of family planning and reproductive health, HIV, and maternal health. We also assisted countries to improve health outcomes by addressing barriers due to gender inequalities, socioeconomic status, stigma and discrimination, operational issues, and other factors that prevent people from seeking the health services they need. Throughout our work, we encouraged in-country capacity for policy, advocacy, governance, and finance.
The USAID | Health Policy Initiative (2005-2010) was an Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC) awarded by and for the exclusive use of USAID. The initiative exercised global leadership and provided field-level programming in health policy development and implementation. The technical and related assistance provided under this procurement improved the enabling environment for health, making it possible for women and men around the world to obtain and use the information and services they need for better health, especially in the areas of family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV and AIDS, and maternal health.
The POLICY Project, I & II (1995-2000 and 2000-2006), led a major effort to improve the policy environment for family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal health in developing countries. Implemented in two phases, the project combined several USAID technical assistance areas—namely awareness raising, policy dialogue, and policy formulation—into a single program. POLICY's mandate was to improve policies for an expanded range of reproductive health issues, including HIV and maternal health and to strengthen these policies by promoting multisectoral involvement in policy development processes.